Maharashtra political crisis: Uddhav Thackeray leaves CM residence after announcing he is ‘ready to quit’

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Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Thackeray would remain the CM and the government could prove its majority in the state assembly.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addressed the audience on June 22, 2022. ANI

On Wednesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray left the CM’s official residence and returned to his family home ‘Matoshree’ in Mumbai.

His family also left with him. The development comes hours after Thackeray said in a public address that he was “ready to step down” from his post.

Thackeray greeted hundreds of Shiv Sena supporters when he reached ‘Matoshree’. Notably, earlier today Congress Observer for Maharashtra Kamal Nath told the media that the CM had tested positive for COVID.

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Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Thackeray would remain the CM and the government could prove its majority in the state assembly.

Earlier on Wednesday, Thackeray said it was shameful for him that “even an MP is against him”.

“If you (the deputies) say, then I am ready to leave the position of CM. It is not a question of numbers but how many are against me. I will leave if even a person or a deputy is against me. is very shameful for me if even a single MP is against me,” he added.

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Maharashtra political crisis

The Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition government, led by Uddhav Thackeray, is considering dissolution after rebel leader Eknath Shinde claimed he had the support of enough MPs to overthrow the government. He claimed the support of 46 deputies.

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The MVA comprises the Shiv Sena, Congress and the NCP. Shiv Sena formed the alliance after breaking ties with the BJP post-Assembly polls in 2019.

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Shinde said on Wednesday that the Shiv Sena must break its “unholy alliance” with Congress and the NCP.

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