"Many attempts made to destroy Shiv Sena, all failed": Uddhav Thackley

"Bibarud showed what happened at the airport": Uddhav Thackeray On Rebel MLA

Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thacke sneaks out of Mumbai on Monday night with his party’s MLA, Eknath Shinde, and 21 other rebels in a late-night open-zoom call between reporters and the general public. At Assam’s Guwahati, far away from home, he strongly accused him of finally emerging into a five-star hotel. The number of rebel MLAs since the “escape” on Monday night has risen to nearly 40.

Mr. Thackeray said Senna’s allies, the National Convention Party (NCP) and Congress, were standing strong, but what hurt him most was a puncture wound on their own back. “We were stabbed behind ourselves,” Thackeray mentioned on Monday night how Senna MLA sneaked from Mumbai to Surat.

The full significance of the crisis was revealed the next night when a rebel MLA was seen at Surat Airport, preparing to leave for Guwahati in BJP-controlled Assam. They were seen in a hurry to be accompanied by Gujarat police. Upon arriving in Guwahati, they were escorted by state police all the way to the hotel.

“Bibarud showed what happened at the airport … they’re disqualified because they don’t have two-thirds of the numbers. They’re dependent on the BJP,” Thackeray said on Friday night. Said with a zoom call.

Rebels are still in a 196-room 5-star hotel in Guwahati, full for a week, suggesting that MLA is a long-term stay.