Uddhav Thackeray appeals rebel MLAs to come back; says worried about them

“I appeal to sit with me, clear the issue. We will discuss and find way. You will not find respect anywhere which Shiv Sena has given you,” Thackeray said.

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Uddhav Thackeray (file photo)

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday appealed rebel MLAs who have been camping in a hotel in Assam’s Guwahati to come back to Mumbai. Thackeray, in an emotional appeal, asked them to come back, hold talks and resolve the issue.

The Maharashtra CM, in an appeal, said that the rebel MLAs are still with the Shiv Sena from the heart. “Being chief of the Shiv Sena, I am concerned about you people. You have been locked up for the last few days. Several MLAs are still in touch,” he said.

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Thackeray also said to respect sentiments of the MLAs who have revolted against the party. He said that it is not too late. “I appeal to sit with me, clear the issue. We will discuss and find way. You will not find respect anywhere which Shiv Sena has given you,” the CM added.

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Thackeray, in an emotional speech on June 22, had said that he is ready to resign from his job anytime. He asked his MLAs to come and ask him to resign. “Why giving statements from other places, come and ask me to resign, on my face, I will submit my resignation.” He added that the chief minister’s post came to him accidently.

“Despite having support of NCP and Congress leaders, what should I do if my own people do not want to see me as a chief minister? I am getting phone calls of MLAs who have gone with Eknath Shinde that they have been kidnapped,” the CM had added.

Moments after Shiv Sena supremo and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s emotional speech, rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde had insisted the party to quit the ‘unnatural’ alliance with the NCP and Congress for its survival.

Shinde, in a series of tweets, had said, “In the last two and a half years of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, it has benefited only the constituent parties, and the Shiv Sainiks were overwhelmed. While the constituent parties are getting stronger, the Shiv Sainiks – Shiv Sena is getting systematic embezzlement.”

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