Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Governor Koshyari test COVID-19 positive amid political crisis

Maharashtra Political Crisis: After Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari tested positive for COVID-19 amid the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra, now Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has also tested positive for Coronavirus.

Congress leader and state Congress observer Kamal Nath, who arrived in Maharashtra this morning, said that Uddhav Thackeray has become coronavirus positive.

Kamal Nath said, “So I will not be able to meet him now. Uddhav Thackeray will attend the cabinet meeting through video conferencing this evening.”

However, the Chief Minister’s Office is yet to confirm the reports which claim that Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has tested positive for coronavirus.

Kamal Nath, while talking to the media after the Congress Legislature Party meeting, said that Uddhav Thackeray is coronavirus positive and further said that he is now going to meet NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.

Earlier, a meeting of party leaders was held at the residence of Congress leader and Minister of State Balasaheb Thorat regarding the crisis on the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. He told that there was a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party. All 44 MLAs participated in it.

After the rebellion of Shiv Sena veteran Eknath Shinde, a crisis has arisen on the Uddhav Thackeray government in the state. According to reports quoting sources, Uddhav Thackeray may resign from the post of Chief Minister this evening amid the rebellious attitude of Eknath Shinde.

Uddhav Thackeray has called a cabinet meeting today and it is being speculated that in this meeting the recommendation to dissolve the assembly can be discussed, after which Uddhav Thackeray may resign from the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra and recommend dissolution of the assembly. can. Governor. and may demand fresh elections.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has also hinted at dissolving the Maharashtra Assembly by tweeting. Sanjay Raut had earlier said in a statement that whatever happens, the power will be gone.

Sanjay Raut said, “The prestige should remain, if the power comes, it will come again.”

He then indicated in a tweet that the meeting may be dissolved. It can be recommended in the cabinet meeting to be held today.

Eknath Shinde is planning his future strategy at Hotel Radisson Blu in Guwahati, Assam. According to Eknath Shinde, 40 Shiv Sena MLAs are present with him.

There are also reports that Eknath Shinde has also written a letter to the Governor of Maharashtra and it is believed that he may meet the Governor soon.

However, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been infected with the corona virus and has been admitted to the hospital. It is being said that Goa Governor Sriradharan Pillai may be given additional charge of Maharashtra.

First Published:22 June 2022, 1:30 PM

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