Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma takes a dig at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He also said that he has no knowledge of what group of MLAs are coming to Assam and what are they preparing. Further, he denied all the claims of involvement in the political turmoil of the Maharashtra Govt.
Biswa invites Uddhav Thackeray
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday refuted allegations of aiding groups against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray by hosting rebel Shiv Sena MLAs at a five-star hotel in Guwahati, saying he could not stop anyone from visiting his state.
Maharashtra Govt is facing a situation with some leaders rebelling against the Aghadi alliance and demanding Uddhav Thackeray split ties from NCP and Congress. The rebellion is led by senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde who voiced a list of grudges from the Aghadi govt and expressed how they were sidelined for the last 2.5 years.
In between all this, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said there are many good hotels in the state, and anyone can come and stay.
“I invite MLAs from all over the country to visit Assam. How can I stop people from coming to a hotel? Can I tell you not to come to a hotel in Assam because there is a federal structure in the country? I am happy when anyone comes to Assam, they can stay as long as they want,” Mr. Sarma said.
Asked what he would tell Mr. Thackeray, he said, “You should come for a vacation too.”
— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2022
Mr. Shinde has reached the critical number of MLAs, 37, required to split the party in the assembly without falling foul of the anti-defection law.
#WATCH | "A total of 40 Shiv Sena MLAs are present here. We will carry Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva," said Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde after arriving in Guwahati, Assam pic.twitter.com/YpSrGbJvdt
— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2022
Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena faction led by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has filed a petition before the deputy speaker of the state assembly seeking the cancellation of membership of 12 rebel MLAs including Eknath Shinde for “not attending” the legislative party meeting held on Wednesday.
Shiv Sena president and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said “Despite the rebellions that the party has faced earlier, it came to power twice. I may have left ‘Varsha’, the chief minister’s official residence, but not my determination.”