Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: As the political deadlock in Maharashtra after a rebellion within the Shiv Sena entered its fourth day on Friday, 24 June, the Maharashtra police said that all police stations, especially those in Mumbai, have been ordered to remain on high alert.
"Police received info that Shiv Sainiks can take to the streets in large numbers," the Maharashtra police said in a statement.
The alert comes after Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that the party cadre will take to streets if need be earlier on Friday.
Meanwhile, a meeting was held between CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar at the CM's residence.
In an address to the party earlier, Thackeray had challenged the rebels to run the Shiv Sena "without the Thackeray name."
Slamming rebel leader Eknath Shinde, Thackeray said that if this was not Bal Thackeray's Shiv Sena anymore as he claims, it would not have come to power twice since 2012. "He (Shinde) was made a minister both times," he said.
Thackeray also blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the unrest.
Glimpses of the political turmoil:
Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray leaves from Matoshree at Bandra, in Mumbai, Friday, June 24, 2022.
Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde with Minister of Agriculture of Maharashtra Dadaji Dagadu Bhuse and other rebel MLAs at a hotel, in Guwahati, Thursday, June 23, 2022
Security personnel outside the hotel where rebel Shiv Sena MLAs are staying, in Guwahati, Friday, June 24, 2022.
Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Friday had said that the party cadre will take to the streets if needed
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said that rebel leader Eknath Shinde will support the BJP to form government in the state
The Sena on Thursday said that the party will even consider their demand of walking out of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance
Sharad Pawar slammed the BJP in Maharashtra and Assam for helping the rebel MLAs and downplayed the Sena's hint of 'considering to quit MVA if rebels return'
A Sena delegation on Thursday met with acting Speaker Narhari Zirwal, and sought to disqualify 12 MLAs, including Shinde
Rebel MLA Sanjay Shirsat on Thursday penned a scathing letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray, alleging that he never met his own people but only "coddled" allies
Maharashtra AG Summoned by the Secretariat
The Assembly Secretariat has called upon the Maharashtra Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, seeking legal advice on the current political crisis, including the Sena looking to disqualify 16 rebel MLAs.
Pawar Leaves Matoshree After Meet With Uddhav
NCP chief Sharad Pawar was seen leaving from Matoshree, after concluding his meeting with CM Uddhav Thackeray.
Shiv Sena Party Executive Meet at 1 PM on Saturday
Shiv Sena calls a meeting of the party's national executive committee at Sena Bhavan, Mumbai tomorrow at 1 pm.
Work Should Not be Hampered by Political crisis: Thackeray tells Bureaucrats
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday told the state administration that important development works related to welfare of people shouldn't be held up due to the ongoing political crisis in the state.
"Don't hold up important development works related to welfare of people. Get in touch with me directly," Thackeray said during a review meeting attended by divisional commissioners, district collectors, municipal commissioners and secretaries of government departments at the state secretariat.
The CM told the bureaucrats that citizens' grievances should be addressed without any delay.
Thackeray said, "There is always uncertainty in politics and during the monsoon season. Political manoeuvres will go on but governance shouldn't stop. The administration should ensure that people' s day-to-day issues are resolved immediately."