66 of 67 Sena Ex-Councillors In Thane Civic Body Back Shinde Faction

66 of 67 Sena Ex-Councillors In Thane Civic Physique Again Shinde Faction

The large rift within the Shiv Sena has now trickled all the way down to the decrease rungs of the occasion with 66 of its former councillors in Thane siding with the faction headed by the brand new Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. The councillors met the Chief Minister final night and joined his faction. Thane is thought to be the stronghold of Mr Shinde.

The time period of the Thane Municipal Company members ended some time in the past and its elections are due.

The transfer is predicted to be a blow to Uddhav Thackeray, who needed to step down from the put up of the Chief Minister final month following the riot by Mr Shinde and is now preventing to retain management of the occasion based by his father Balasaheb Thackeray.

The Shinde faction has claimed Balasaheb’s legacy as their very own and is angling for the management of the occasion. In meeting and the Supreme Court docket, they’ve declared that they’re the true Sena, since they’ve the help of greater than two-thirds of the occasion MLAs.

Within the take a look at of energy within the Maharashtra meeting earlier this week, 40 of Sena’s 55 MLAs sided with the Shinde faction.