To date, of the 14 ministers in the government led by Thackeray, only 4 including the prime minister are Shiv Sena. Others are industry minister Subhash Desai, transport minister Anil Parab and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray. They all have additional portfolios.
Monday Supreme Court The ruling that protects the Sena MLA rebels from disqualification proceedings until July 12 has led to speculation about whether a points test is imminent. “The government is in the minority. The prime minister should leave the MVA government and join the BJP. Then there will be no need for floor checks,” said MLA rebel Deepak Kesarkar. Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray countered, “The rebels should come here, look us in the eye and tell us what we did wrong. That’s our floor test.”
Member of Parliament Balasaheb Thorat said, “Nobody asked for a floor test. CM has said 20 MLAs in Guwahati will back the government in the event of a vote of confidence.” The BJP’s Sudhir Mungantiwar said the party would “wait and see” and would consider such a proposal when it is presented.
The cabinet reshuffle has been prompted by concerns about the work being done. In addition, due to the arrival of the monsoon and the possibility of flooding or accidents, a press release from Thackeray’s office said.
According to rule 6 of the business rules, the Minister has the power to reallocate a cabinet minister’s portfolio if he fails to serve term because he is unwell or unable to fulfill his duties. This is done to ensure that works of public interest as well as day-to-day business are not affected.
Initially, it was decided to fire all nine rebel members, an official said. But Sena management rejected the proposal and decided to strip their portfolio.
Meanwhile, MLA rebel Shamburaje Desai, who has lost his portfolio of junior ministers, said: “We have no rights as junior ministers. This position is nominal. We cannot. receive money for its constituencies”.
Security at the Guwahati hotel housing area of Sena MLA rebels has been tightened further
Security inside and outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati, where Shiv Sena MLA rebels are camping, was upgraded to impenetrable levels on Monday, a day after the Center provided a layer of security. Grade Y+ security for armed CRPF officers for at least 15 of them, Prabin newspaper reported. Kalita.
Aside from several senior Assam Police officers, a group of supporters were the only civilians allowed inside the hotel on Monday. In addition, cabin crew members of some airlines that have agreements with hotels are also allowed inside.
The chairman of the Shiv Sena unit in Manipur, M Tombi Singh, who had gone to meet the rebel legislators, was stopped at the gate and later arrested after he was spotted talking to the media. outside the hotel gate. “I came to talk to Eknath Shinde and tell him not to split the group. Sena should remain a party and we want the political crisis to end soon,” he said.