Maharashtra’s political crisis: Eknath Shinde’s half century?

Mr. Shinde said the “National Party” had called his rebellion “historic” and promised all possible help.

New Delhi: Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde has claimed that more than 50 MLAs are behind him in revolting against his former leader and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

“About 40 of them belong to Shiv Sena,” said Shri. Shinde, who is based in BJP-ruled Assam, said in an exclusive telephone interview with NDTV.

Mr. Shinde further said, “Those who believe in our role will come with us. We want to carry forward the ideology of Balasaheb, those who like it will come, ”said Shri. Shinde said the rebels did not leave Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sena.

Mr. Shinde, 58, further said that the Shiv Sena’s move to file a disqualification notice was “illegal”. “What was done yesterday is illegal, they have no right. We are the majority people and in a democracy numbers are important. It’s illegal, they can’t even suspend. “

What’s next

Mr. Shinde said the “National Party” had called his rebellion “historic” and promised all possible help. In a new video released from the Assam Hotel where the MLAs camped, Shri. Shinde was seen telling this to the rebel MLAs. In this video, the rebel MLA unanimously approaches Shri. Shinde seems to be empowered as his group leader to take further decisions on his behalf.