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Amid escalating political crisis in Maharashtra, former Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, asking him to call for a ground test in the Assembly, the government led by Thackeray having lost the majority after the Shinde group. rebellion.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday called on rebel MPs to come for talks. “Do not fall prey to anyone’s missteps. The honor given to you by Shiv Sena cannot be found anywhere. If you show up and talk, we will sort things out. As Party Leader Shiv Sena and head of the family, I am still worried about you. Come here for a dialogue,” he said.

Maharashtra Minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray greets his supporters as he leaves Shiv Sena Bhawan after a meeting with party workers, at Dadar in Mumbai on Sunday, June 26, 2022. (PTI)

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray decided on Monday to hand over the portfolios of five absentee ministers and four ministers of state to others to ensure their proper functioning. Meanwhile, amid the unfolding political crisis in the state, the Law Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on June 28 (Tuesday) as part of a case related to irregularities in Patra chawl redevelopment project at Goregaon in Mumbai.

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Speaking to Yuva Sena workers in Mumbai on Sunday, Yuva Sena Chairman and Minister Aaditya Thackeray criticized the Union government after it decided to provide CRPF security to rebel MPs camping in a Guwahati hotel.

Aaditya said that instead of ensuring the safety of these MPs, “ensure the safety of our Kashmiri Pandits and secure them first”, in reference to the killings of Kashmiri Pandits recently.

“We demanded the same CRPF security for the Kashmiri Pandits but it was not granted and these rebel MPs are given security,” he said. A few other Shiv Sena leaders also criticized the Center for providing CRPF coverage.

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On Sunday, senior Congress official Ajoy Kumar alleged that the BJP-led government of Assam was busy serving a ‘mocktail’ to dissident MPs from Maharashtra camping in a luxury hotel here, but was not not even able to provide free drinking water to flood-affected people in the state.

He claimed that people had to pay money to receive their legitimate relief materials.

“The BJP-led government in Assam is serving a mocktail to the Shiv Sena lawmakers, but it has no money to provide even clean water to flood-affected people,” he said. told reporters here.

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