Maharashtra political crisis timeline: NCP MPs to meet Sharad Pawar at 11am

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Amid the deepening political crisis in Maharashtra, NCP MPs will meet at 11am today. On the other hand, the BJP strategy meeting is taking place at Sagar, the official residence of former CM Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai, where top BJP leaders in the state are considering the next steps.

Earlier, NCP Chairman Sharad Pawar called Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday night. Pawar was accompanied by his daughter and NCP MP Supriya Sule and party minister Jitendra Awhad. NCP leaders held talks with the Chief Minister at his official residence. However, what happened at the meeting could not be known.

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In the series of events, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray left his official Varsha residence in South Mumbai on Wednesday evening and moved to his private Matoshree residence in Bandra, hours after the Shiv Sena chief , Eknath Shinde, offered to resign in the context of the rebellion.

Hundreds of Shiv Sainiks were seen outside Varsha at Malabar Hills at Matoshree in Bandra. They had placards, party flags in their hands and they were shouting slogans of “Uddhav Thackeray Zindabad” with watery eyes. Uddhav Thackeray then greeted the Shiv Sainiks outside his residence.

Maharashtra political crisis timeline

1. Sharad Pawar urged Shiv Sena Chairman Uddhav Thackeray to offer Eknath Shinde the position of Chief Minister.

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2. NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule and Jitendra Awhad arrived at Maharashtra residence CM Uddhav Thackeray, Mumbai in the evening.

3. Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawli has written to Uddhav Thackeray asking him to heed the protesting MPs’ demands and not take action against them.

4. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray addressed the state via Facebook Live amid his resignation buzz.

5. Shiv Sena calls on all party MPs to attend the Legislative Party meeting in Mumbai at 5pm which was later cancelled.

6. Shiv Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh returns from Surat; says he was forcibly hospitalized and given injections.

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7. Senior Congress official Kamal Nath arrives in Mumbai to meet with party lawmakers. Talk to Uddhav Thackeray by phone, meet NCP leader Sharad Pawar.

8. Upon arrival in Guwahati, Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde claims he has 40 MPs with him, later said 46.

9. Shiv Sena MPs check out of Surat Hotel and fly to Guwahati in the wee hours of Wednesday via a charter flight.

10. MPs include Ministers of State Shambhuraje Desai, Abdul Sattar, Sandipan Bhumre and Bachu Kadu from the allied Sena Prahar Janshakti party.

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