Shiv Sena also announced that disqualification notices will be served to 16 rebel MLAs.
Mumbai: After a national body meeting of the Shiv Sena on Saturday, the party announced that it will approach the Election Commission of India against the rebel MLAs. Shiv Sena also announced that disqualification notices will be served to 16 rebel MLAs.
Meanwhile, after reports that the rebel camp of MLAs under the guidance of Eknath Shinde have called their group ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb’, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, “Nobody else can use Bal Thackeray’s name.”
Meanwhile, Shinde has called a meeting of the rebel MLAs at Radisson Blu in Guwahati to discuss the situation. The rebel group’s rechristening was announced on Saturday by Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar.
Kesarkar’s announcement came a day after the rebel camp had written a letter to acting Speaker Narhari Zirwal saying that Eknath Shinde will be the elected leader in the state Assembly.
According to sources, Shinde’s motive behind involving Balasaheb Thackeray’s name is to evoke the emotions of the Shiv Sainiks and pull them to his side. However, that seems to have little effect at least as of now as several Shiv Sainiks were seen vandalising offices of the rebel MLAs across the state.
The protest against the rebel MLAs had started a few days back but gathered steam in the last two days when more MLAs started joining the rebel camps. On Friday, the Maharashtra Police put all police stations on alert after receiving intel that Shiv Sainiks in large numbers will descend on to the streets to protest against the rebel camp led by Eknath Shinde.