30 Jun 2022

Why Did Camp Shinde Withdraw Travel Today?

The suitcases were quickly packed and taken out of the Guwahati hotel today when 40 Shiv Sena MPs set up camp in an attempt to oust Uddhav Thackeray as Maharashtra Prime Minister. Members of Parliament board a bus at 10am on their way to the famous Kamakhya temple. They were about to fly to Goa at the time - one of the five stars reserved for them - but suddenly, a late exit was added to the itinerary.
How late is it really? "We will wait for the decision," said one of the MPs, Deepak Kesarkar, who appears to have been appointed to share daily messages from the rebels and the media. He was referring to the trial that will take place at 5pm in the High Court. What will happen next in the Maharashtra political crisis depends on that.

The Thackeray delegation - which includes about 15 members of Parliament, including four ministers - has asked the Supreme Court to overturn any measures required to produce evidence of its majority in the Maharashtra Parliament. The move began last night with the BJP party, led by Devendra Fadnavis, who hopes to return as Maharashtra's new prime minister. The BJP team visited Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari to request that Mr Thackeray be vetted immediately as his support had dwindled to a much lower level of security.

It is true that the Sena riots reached 39. They were led by Eknath Shinde, a former prime minister in the government and Mr. Thackeray's party, until the uprising began. If the rebels remain united, and join forces with the BJP, they can, along with a handful of independents, overthrow the current government.

Mr Thackeray told the Supreme Court that the vote would not be held because the court had not yet ruled on whether 16 rebellious MPs should be removed from the party. The High Court last week set July 16 for further hearings. Until that decision is made known, Team Thackeray says the vote will not be allowed.

But the Governor wrote to Mr Thackeray this afternoon, expressing his opinion, "I am convinced that your government is a minority."

As far as Guwahati, the rebels have been demanding their time, taking over the BJP. Mr Shinde made it clear that his party, based on its numbers, should be officially recognized as the real Shiv Sena, and that it wanted, above all else, to join the BJP, which provided road assistance at all levels. since Mr Shinde and the first rebel group traveled to Mumbai by bus in the middle of the night about a week ago. Accompanied by Gujarat police to a five-star facility, they flew the next day to Guwahati, where BJP ministers visited them at their hotel and accompanied them on their visit to the temple this morning.

"Thank you very much," Mr Kesarkar told NDTV today, "we are here to be thoughtful and kind. When we arrived, we did not know how big the floods were in the province. We gave a check for 51 lakhs from the Prime Minister's Aid Fund."

There has been much criticism of the Assam government's attention at Camp Shinde at a time when thousands of villages have been submerged in water. Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told NDTV a few days ago that "We have not met with the Maharastra MPs living in Guwahati.

"We will try to reach Maharashtra whenever possible, we will get there," Mr Kesarkar told NDTV, which made it clear that the bio-bubble in Guwahati would move to Mumbai during the polls. That helps keep the party able to withstand Mr. Thackeray's rebellion, which is crucial in keeping his rebellion complete.

Last night, Mr Thackeray made a second public call to the rebels, urging them to return home to speak face-to-face. "You're still my family, let's talk about it," he said.

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