Maharashtra political crisis: Uddhav Thackeray vacates CM's residence after announcing he is 'ready to resign'

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that Thackeray will remain the CM and the government can prove its majority in the state Assembly

FP Staff June 22, 2022 22:02:55 IST
Maharashtra political crisis: Uddhav Thackeray vacates CM's residence after announcing he is 'ready to resign'

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addressed the public on 22 June, 2022. ANI

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday vacated the official CM's residence and moved back to his family home 'Matoshree' in Mumbai.

His family also left with him. The development comes hours after Thackeray in a public address said that he was "ready to resign" from his post.

Thackeray greeted hundreds of Shiv Sena supporters when he reached 'Matoshree'. Notably, earlier in the day, Congress observer for Maharashtra Kamal Nath told the media that the CM has tested positive for COVID.


Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that Thackeray will remain the CM and the government can prove its majority in the state Assembly.


Earlier on Wednesday, Thackeray said it's shameful for him that "even one MLA is against him."

"If you (MLAs) say, then I am ready to leave the CM post. It's not about numbers but how many are against me. I will leave if even one person or MLA is against me. It's very shameful for me if even a single MLA is against me," he added.

Maharashtra political crisis

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition government is staring at dissolution after rebel leader Eknath Shinde claimed that he has support from enough MLAs to topple the government. He has claimed support from 46 MLAs.

Also read: Maharashtra government on the brink of collapse: A look back at 2.5 troubled years of the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition

The MVA comprises Shiv Sena, Congress, and the NCP. Shiv Sena formed the alliance after breaking its ties with the BJP post-Assembly polls in 2019.

Shinde on Wednesday said that the Shiv Sena must break its 'unnatural alliance' with Congress and the NCP.

With inputs from agencies

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