Eknath Shinde Visits Kamakhya Temple: Confidence vote in Maharashtra tomorrow, Shinde at Kamakhya Temple before returning to Mumbai


#Mumbai: Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde stepped out of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati on Wednesday and set foot in the Kamakhya temple. Other MLAs were also present Shinde came out of the temple and told reporters that he would return to Mumbai on Thursday and take part in the move to form a new government. He, along with two other MLAs from the western state, visited the Nilachal hill temple on the banks of the Brahmaputra this morning.

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Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiari has directed Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to prove his majority in the confidence vote. The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Secretariat has been directed from Raj Bhavan to hold the confidence vote tomorrow at 11 am. A special session of the Legislative Assembly is being called for this

Eknath Shinde and his entourage are returning to Mumbai from Guwahati as the day of the confidence vote draws to a close. On this morning, they worshiped at the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati However, not directly, the rebel MLAs will reach Goa first from Assam this afternoon After that, they will reach Mumbai tomorrow morning under CRPF security The intention is clear, to make sure that the Uddhav camp does not come close to the rebel legislators in any way.

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However, the Uddhav Thackeray camp approached the Supreme Court after the Maharashtra governor ordered a vote of confidence. They have appealed to the Supreme Court, saying the 16 rebel MLAs have not yet responded to the dismissal. In this situation, Uddhav Thackeray’s camp has claimed that the governor’s order for a vote of confidence is illegal.

The apex court had said that the 16 rebel MLAs, including Eknath Shinde, would have to answer to the deputy speaker of the assembly by July 12 for rejecting their membership. Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi claimed that a vote of confidence in this situation would be a contempt of the Supreme Court order.

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