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NEW DELHI: Shiv Sena MLAs are committed to the party and do not need sequestering to keep them from defecting, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said today, rubbishing reports. “No party will break in Maharashtra,” he asserted.”Our MLAs are firm in their resolve and committed to the party. Those who are spreading such rumours should worry about their MLAs first,” Sanjay Raut told reporters, adding, “No one can dare to come near Shiv Sena MLAs.”
Despite the denial on record, sources have told NDTV that arrangements have been made to shift Shiv Sena MLAs to a five-star hotel in Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, just a few minutes away from Matoshree, party chief Uddhav Thackeray’s home. The MLAs will be moved to the hotel depending on Mr Thackeray’s decision after a meeting he has called at Matoshree.”Uddhav ji will discuss the Shiv Sena’s policies with his MLAs and give them guidance,” Mr Raut said.
The BJP, specifically its Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, will meet with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari later today. Maharashtra will go into President’s rule if no government is in place by tomorrow, before the state assembly’s term ends.Yesterday, a BJP leader close to Mr Fadnavis, Sudhir Mungantiwar, had talked about “good news” and said that the Mahayuti (BJP-Sena alliance) would come to power, no matter what.
Mr Raut claims the support of over 170 MLAs but has not specified how. The Sena’s perceived attempts to get the support of the rival Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-Congress alliance didn’t produce results with Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s refusal to consider any truck with the long-term BJP ally.With time running out before the Maharashtra assembly’s term ends on Saturday, the Sena MP said: “There is no deadlock from Shiv Sena. We don’t carry any locks or keys. We only have one key and that is truth.”