Sanjay Raut stated on Sunday that the Eknath Shinde-led group of renegade MLAs shouldn’t use the Shiv Sena’s name to urge voters to cast ballots. The Maharashtra Shiv Sena further stated that in order to get support, dissident MLAs could instead use the names of their fathers
Ashok Singhal and Pijush Hazarika, two ministers from Assam, met with the dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde and several Maharashtra MLAs at a posh hotel in Guwahati on Sunday, according to sources. Assam’s Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Singhal has met with the rebels three times in the past two days.
In Thane, supporters of dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde defaced posters of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray amid growing political unrest in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena members in Pune, Maharashtra, organised a “joote maro andolan” to protest breakaway Shiv Sena MLAs.
Traitors won’t be forgiven
At least 15 dissident Shiv Sena MLAs now have Y-plus security protection provided by CRPF commandos, according to officials. Ramesh Bornare, Mangesh Kudalkar, Sanjay Shirsat, Latabai Sonawane, Prakas Surve, and ten other people received security coverage. They said that because the security net includes house protection teams, their families who live in Maharashtra will also be protected.