Maharashtra news LIVE: Sena vs Sena battle reaches Supreme Court, Shinde camp files petition

Maharashtra news LIVE: Sena vs Sena battle reaches Supreme Court, Shinde camp files petition

Maharashtra Crisis Live Updates:

Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLA and minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday moved the Supreme Court against the disqualification notice issued by the deputy speaker to him and 15 other rebel legislators, calling the action "illegal and unconstitutional" and seeking a stay on it.

A vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala is likely to hear Shinde's plea on Monday seeking directions to the deputy speaker to not take any action in the disqualification petition against him.

Shinde and a sizable number of MLAs rebelled against the leadership of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 21 and are currently in Guwahati in Assam.

Their main demand is that the Sena withdraws from the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance, which also comprises the Congress and NCP.

Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates

Jun 26, 2022 15:06

Rebel MLAs' wives calling Rashmi Thackeray to get their husbands to return, says former mayor

Former Mumbai mayor and Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar on Sunday said the wives of several rebel MLAs were calling Rashmi Thackeray, the wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, to get their husbands to return to the state.

Pednekar was reacting to reports that Rashmi Thackeray was phoning the wives of rebel MLAs to get them to return.

"Rashmi Thackeray has cordial and family relations with the party's leaders and workers. I am not sure if she is calling the wives to ask their husbands to return, but I know for a fact that wives of many rebel MLAs have spoken to Rashmi vaini (sister) asking that their husbands be brought back. Her relations with everyone is beyond politics," she claimed.

Jun 26, 2022 12:39

Six Sena workers held for attack on office of Eknath Shinde's son

Six Shiv Sena workers were arrested for allegedly pelting stones at the office of Shirkant Shinde, Kalyan Lok Sabha MP and son of rebel MLA Eknath Shinde, Thane police said on Sunday.

The Ulhasnagar office of the MP was attacked on Saturday by a mob of eight to 10 persons and a video of the incident had gone viral soon after.

Suresh Patil, Niteen Both, Umesh Pawar, Santosh Kanse and Latesh Patil, all 'shakha pramukhs' of the Sena, and Bala Bagure, a functionary of the Yuva Sena, the party's youth wing, have been held under provisions of the IPC, Maharashtra Police Act, an Ulhasnagar police station official said.

Jun 26, 2022 12:38

Maharashtra crisis: road to Vidhan Bhavan from airport goes via Worli, Aaditya Thackeray

Jun 26, 2022 07:38

Centre provides Y+ security cover to Shiv Sena rebel MLAs

Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra, the Centre has provided 'Y+' category security cover of armed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel to 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, who jumped ship to Eknath Shinde's camp.

Jun 26, 2022 05:07

How long will you hide: Sanjay Raut taunts rebel Sena MLAs

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday posted a tweet targetting the rebel MLAs of the party, in which he said that however long they may "hide" in Assam's Guwahati, they will ultimately have to come to "chowpatty", a reference to Mumbai.

"How long will you hide in Guwahati, you will have to come to chowpatty," the Sena MP tweeted in Hindi along with a photo of the state Assembly's Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal looking into the distance.

Jun 26, 2022 03:24

Maharashtra crisis: Aaditya Thackeray targets Assam govt

Jun 26, 2022 03:08

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Jun 25, 2022 17:20

My fight is for rescuing Sena from clutches of `python of MVA,' says Eknath Shinde

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on late Saturday evening said Shiv Sena workers should understand that he was fighting to save the party from the clutches of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA).

Shinde's appeal came after Sena workers loyal to party president and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray staged protests against the rebel MLAs led by him by defacing their banners, hurling stones in some places and vandalising the office of an MLA in Pune.

Jun 25, 2022 14:49

Turmoil in Shiv Sena a battle between truth and lies: Aaditya Thackeray

Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday said the present turmoil in the party, triggered by senior leader Eknath Shinde's rebellion, is the battle between "truth and lie".

Speaking to reporters after attending the Shiv Sena national executive," Aaditya said, "We will win and the truth will prevail. This is a battle between truth and lies." Aaditya, son of Sena president and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, held a meeting with Sena workers from south Mumbai to rally the party cadre.

Jun 25, 2022 14:27

Caught on cam: office of rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde's son vandalised

Jun 25, 2022 14:26

Explained: how rebel Shiv Sena MLAs hoodwinked police and fled from Mumbai

Jun 25, 2022 12:28

Sena rebel camp: haven't quit Shiv Sena, just formed our own faction

Jun 25, 2022 12:09

Maharashtra Deputy Speakers sends disqualification notices to 16 MLAs, seeks reply by June 27

Maharashtra Deputy Speakers sends disqualification notices to 16 MLAs, seeks reply by June 27
Jun 25, 2022 10:19

Whose Shiv Sena is it anyway?

At a meeting of its national executive held in Mumbai on Saturday, the Shiv Sena passed several resolutions to stop Eknath Shinde-led rebel camp from taking control of the party.  The party declared that Uddhav Thackeray has the sole right to take decisions about Shiv Sena and its issues.

One of the resolutions passed stated that no one would be allowed to use the name of the party or its founder Balasaheb Thackeray.

The move came after the Shinde camp decided to call themselves 'Shiv Sena Balasaheb Group'

The Sena national executive has also decided to take action against the rebel faction

Jun 25, 2022 09:01

Maharashtra crisis: prohibitory orders issued in Thane

Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar has issued prohibitory orders in the district against the backdrop of Shiv Sena strongman from the region Eknath Shinde rebelling against his party, an official said on Saturday.

The order, which will be in force till June 30, prohibits processions, display of posters and placards etc, as well as possession and carrying of lethal weapons, the official added.

Similar orders have also been issued by the Thane police commissioner.

Jun 25, 2022 08:59

Maharashtra HM denies removing security cover of rebel Sena MLAs

Maharashtra home minister Walse Patil said the chief minister and the home department did not order the removal of security cover of any MLA in the state.

''Allegations being made through Twitter are false and malicious," he said.

Jun 25, 2022 08:38

Athawle meets Devendra Fadnavis, says Aghadi is in minority

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said the MVA government in Maharashtra no longer enjoyed majority in the legislature as over two-third MLAs of the Shiv Sena were with rebel leader Eknath Shinde.

He was speaking to reporters after meeting former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis.

"Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde has support of more than two-third MLAs, thus reducing the MVA government to a minority. Fadnavis told me the BJP has no role to play in this development. The BJP has neither initiated this rebellion nor supported it, he told me. The BJP will wait and watch," the Union minister of state of social justice and empowerment said.

Jun 25, 2022 08:38

Security cover of 16 rebel Sena MLAs removed by Maha govt, claims Shinde

Dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Saturday alleged that the Maharashtra government has withdrawn the security cover provided at the residences of 16 rebel legislators, including himself, and dubbed the action as "political vendetta".

Shinde, who is currently camping in Guwahati with the rebel legislators, tweeted a letter signed by the 16 MLAs that is addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil.

In the letter, the legislators said CM Thackeray and the leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance will be responsible if any harm is caused to their family members.

In his tweet, Shinde alleged that the security cover of the 16 rebel Sena legislators was withdrawn on the orders of Thackeray and Walse Patil due to "political vendetta".

Jun 25, 2022 08:25

Sena workers vandalise rebel MLA's office in Pune

Shiv Sena workers on Saturday vandalised an office of rebel Shiv Sena MLA Tanaji Sawant, who is currently in Guwahati as part of the Eknath Shinde camp.

A group of Sena workers barged into the office of Bhairavnath Sugar Works, which belongs to Sawant, and damaged the office located in Katraj area in the morning, party corporator Vishal Dhanawade, who was part of the action, said.

"The ransacking of Sawant's office is just the beginning and the offices of every traitor (rebel MLA) will be destroyed in the coming days," he said.

Jun 25, 2022 08:24

Eknath Shinde camp names itself ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb Group’

The Eknath Shinde-led faction of rebel Shiv Sena leaders announced that it was naming itself the ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb Group’.

The development comes amid the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena presses for their disqualification from the assembly. 

Jun 24, 2022 16:06

News Alert | Shiv Sena calls a meeting of its national executive tomorrow

News Alert | Shiv Sena calls a meeting of its national executive tomorrow
Jun 24, 2022 13:58

Work should not be hampered by political crisis: Uddhav to bureaucrats

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday told the state administration that important development works related to welfare of people shouldn't be held up due to the ongoing political crisis in the state.


The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition plunged into crisis on Tuesday last when a group of Shiv Sena MLAs, led by cabinet minister Eknath Shinde, rebelled against the party leadership. The NCP and the Congress are also part of the governing bloc.


"Don't hold up important development works related to welfare of people. Get in touch with me directly," Thackeray said during a review meeting attended by divisional commissioners, district collectors, municipal commissioners and secretaries of government departments at the state secretariat.

Jun 24, 2022 13:12

Maharashtra political crisis: NCP leaders meet Uddhav Thackeray

Jun 24, 2022 12:53

Maharashtra Police on alert, says Shiv Sainiks may take out protest march

Jun 24, 2022 12:26

No national party in contact with us: Eknath Shinde

A day after claiming that a "powerful national party" was supporting his group of MLAs in the ongoing political drama in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde on Friday said no national party is in contact with them.

Asked if BJP was backing his group, Shinde told a TV channel, “When I said a big power is backing us, I meant the power of Balasaheb Thackeray and (late Shiv Sena leader) Anand Dighe.”

Responding to a query on when will the political crisis in Maharashtra end, Shinde, a minister in the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in the state, said things will be clear after some time.

Jun 24, 2022 10:13

Piyush Goyal: Aghadi alliance unholy, bound to fail

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that the unholy alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra was bound to collapse. He stated that he never saw such a bankruptcy of ideology as seen in the state.

Jun 24, 2022 09:53

One more Shiv Sena MLA joins rebel Eknath Shinde's camp

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena suffered yet another setback as one more party MLA has joined the camp of rebel legislators headed by minister Eknath Shinde in Assam. A video of MLA Dilip Lande entering the luxury hotel in Guwahati, where the party rebels have been camping for the past few days, was shared by Shinde's office on Friday.

The move of Lande, who represents Chandivali Assembly constituency in Mumbai, takes the number of Sena MLAs in the rebel camp to 38. However, Shinde has claimed the support of 40 out of the total 55 Shiv Sena MLAs and 12 independents

Jun 24, 2022 05:00

Guwahati Police detain Shiv Sena member who came to urge return of rebels

 Police detain Sanjay Bhosale, deputy district chief of Shiv Sena from Maharashtra's Satara, who was present near Radisson Blu hotel to urge party MLAs lodged at the hotel to return to Maharashtra

Guwahati Police detain Shiv Sena member who came to urge return of rebels
Jun 24, 2022 04:57

Sanjay Raut: Sena is like waves, people come and go

Process underway to disqualify 12 MLAs (of Eknath Shinde faction), their numbers are only on the papers. Shiv Sena is a big ocean such waves come and go: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

Sanjay Raut: Sena is like waves, people come and go
Jun 24, 2022 01:18

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Aaditya Thackeray meets media at midnight

Jun 24, 2022 01:16

Shinde reaffirms his leadership with letter

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde wrote to the Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly regarding the reaffirmation of his appointment as the leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party

Shinde reaffirms his leadership with letter
Jun 24, 2022 01:15

More Shiv Sena MLAs to join Shinde

Reportedly three more Shiv Sena MLAs are set to join Eknath Shinde's rebel camp. With this, the 'rebel Sena' number has risen to 49 with 40 Shiv Sena MLAs and 9 independent MLAs.

Jun 23, 2022 14:22

WATCH | Growing rebel camp votes to elect Eknath Shinde as their leader

Jun 23, 2022 13:46

After Sena MLA claims abduction, Camp Shinde counters claim with images

Jun 23, 2022 13:31

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde plays chess at Guwahati hotel (Image: PTI)

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde plays chess at Guwahati hotel (Image: PTI)
Jun 23, 2022 13:17

Alert | Deputy CM Ajit Pawar says NCP will continue supporting Uddhav Thackeray

Alert | Deputy CM Ajit Pawar says NCP will continue supporting Uddhav Thackeray
Jun 23, 2022 11:32

Maharashtra crisis: as rebels talk of allying with BJP, Sanjay Raut says Shiv Sena won't bow down

Jun 23, 2022 09:11

Sanjay Raut: Uddhav Thackeray will come back to Varsha Bungalow very soon

Jun 23, 2022 09:07

Rebel Sena MLA writes to Maha CM Thackeray; defends Shinde

Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Shirsat has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, claiming that state minister Eknath Shinde took the step of going against the party leadership as Sena MLAs, who faced "humilitation" for the last two-and-a-half years, persuaded him to do so. While the Shiv Sena legislators had no access to the chief minister, the Congress and NCP, which are the "real opponents" of the Sena, were getting all the attention, he claimed in the letter, dated June 22. Shirsat, the MLA from Aurangabad (West) Assembly constituency, in the letter claimed that despite the Shiv Sena being in power and having its own chief minister, the coterie around Thackeray never allowed them access to 'Varsha', the CM's official residence.

Jun 23, 2022 07:17

Day 3 of political drama in Maharashtra sees several political huddles

With reports emerging of more Maharashtra MLAs joining Eknath Shinde's camp, political parties were seen getting into a huddle in Mumbai.  While Shiv Sena leaders flocked to Uddhav Thackeray's residence Matoshree, Nationalist Congress party leaders met at chief Sharad Pawar's house. 

The Opposition BJP too held a meeting at former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' residence

Jun 23, 2022 06:55

NCP puts its weight behind Uddhav Thackeray

Sharad Pawar told us that we should do everything that needs to be done to ensure that the govt remains. We will stand with Uddhav Thackeray, with this govt: Jayant Patil, NCP

Jun 23, 2022 06:47

Shiv Sena leaders meet party chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence

Jun 23, 2022 06:10

TMC wades into Maharashtra crisis, accuses Assam govt of neglecting flood situation

Jun 23, 2022 05:39

Troubles mount for Uddhav Thackeray as 3 more Sena MLAs join Eknath Shinde

Troubles continue to mount for Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray with 3 more Shiv Sena MLAs joining the dissident camp led by Eknath Shinde. 

The 3 MLAs reached the Guwahati hotel were the rebel faction is staying on Thursday morning. 

Last night, 2 Shiv Sena MLAs and 2 independent MLAs joined ranks with Shinde.  

Jun 23, 2022 05:32

Reports: Eknath Shinde has support of 42 Maharashtra MLAs

Jun 23, 2022 05:28

Shiv Sena claims 20 rebel MLAs are in touch with the party

Jun 23, 2022 05:24

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Jun 23, 2022 05:25

How the late-night drama unfolded in Maharashtra

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