As Rebels Grow, A Circuit-Breaker Eludes Uddhav Thackeray

As the rebels grow, circuit breakers escape Uddhav Thacke

When Prime Minister Uddhav Thacke called his party meeting online this afternoon, he had Covid, so there were only 13 people.

Meanwhile, the total of the missing parts was increasing in Assam. By 9 pm, rebels within his party who turned on Mr. Thackeray recorded 44. They elected Eknath Shinde, who has not yet resigned as Senior Minister of the Maharashtra State Government, as the leader.

From this unlikely location, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, 58-year-old Cinde clasped Shiv Sena, a party founded by Thackeray’s father. Senna has 55 MLAs. 37 MLAs are required to be recognized as a well-meaning party, not a debris group. Mr. Cinde has more than that. This suggests that Mr. Thackeray is in a position to lose a leading role not only in the Maharashtra state government but also in his party.

Cinde left Mumbai on a luxury bus to Surat on Monday night. At dawn, his group is about 18 years old. By noon, I was 23 years old. Since then, upward revisions have been made almost every few hours. The location has also been fixed-from Surat, where Thackeray’s messenger was able to meet some of the rebels, to Assam, far away, which is much harder to break.

A letter sent to the governor from Assam’s pop-up camp yesterday was signed by 30 Senna MLAs. Cinde claimed to be their leader. Another four MLAs arrived by private plane last night. On another charter flight, two more jets flew tonight.