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Maharashtra political crisis: BJP claims support of 170 MLAs

Updated on: 30 June,2022 01:11 AM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

The BJP is set to return to power in the state with the support of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray tendered his resignation on Wednesday night

Maharashtra political crisis: BJP claims support of 170 MLAs

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Maharashtra BJP leader Girish Mahajan on Thursday claimed that his party has the support of 170 MLAs, way above the 145 majority mark in the 288-member House that is necessary to form a government in the state.


The BJP is set to return to power in the state with the support of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray tendered his resignation on Wednesday night, leading to the collapse of the 31-month-long three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.



Speaking to reporters here, former minister Mahajan said, "We have a support of 170 MLAs. We can comfortably face a floor test whenever we are asked to prove majority." The BJP's strength in the House is 106, and it claims to have the support of at least 13 legislators.


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Meanwhile, sources said that Eknath Shinde will reach Mumbai from Goa this afternoon to hold talks about government formation with BJP leaders.

Shinde had landed in Goa from Guwahati on Wednesday night with a group of 50 MLAs, of whom 39 are Sena dissidents, while others are independent legislators and those from small parties.

It is not yet clear if the Shinde-led group will merge with any party. Shinde Wednesday night reiterated that they are Shiv Sainiks and will remain in Shiv Sena.

On Thursday, Maharashtra Assembly Secretary Rajendra Bhagwat informed all state MLAs that there was no need to hold a floor test, as former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray seemed consigned to his fate and resigned on June 29 before his opponents could call a floor test.

(With inputs from PTI)

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