Mumbai, June 28: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court on Monday provided some much-needed relief to the Eknath Shinde camp after it issued notice to Deputy Speaker, Secretary of Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly, Centre, and others on pleas filed by rebel MLAs against the disqualification. Later, Shinde termed the Supreme Court’s notice a “victory of Balasaheb’s Hindutva”.

As the Maharashtra political crisis enters the seventh day, here are all the latest developments:

The Maharashtra political drama saw a big development on Tuesday night with Devendra Fadnavis meeting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan. Sources said the BJP has sought a floor test. Fadnavis was accompanied by BJP leaders Chandrakant Patil, Ashish Shelar, Pravin Darekar, Girish Mahajan and Shrikant Bharatiya.

Rebel MLA Eknath Shinde on Tuesday lashed out at Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray over the latter's appeal to them to come back, and said, "On one hand,  Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray called us dogs, pigs, goats... and now they are appealing us to return!" They claimed that the Shiv Sena leaders threatened them that their bodies will return to Mumbai.

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You're still in Shiv Sena at heart: Uddhav Thakeray

Maharashtra CM urgs and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday appealed to party MLAs in Guwahati, to come and discuss. Thackeray said, "Many of you are in touch with us, you're still in Shiv Sena at heart; family members of some MLAs have also contacted me & conveyed their sentiments to me..."

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Will return to Mumbai soon: Eknath Shinde

While speaking to reporters in Guwahati, Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde said that he will be returning to Mumbai soon. Shinde also said that their spokesperson is Deepak Kesarkar and he will give the press all the information. "He is letting you know about our stand and role. We are speaking about Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva and we are carrying it forward," Shinde said,

ED summons Sanjay Raut for the second time

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday sent a second summon to Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, asking him to appear before them on 1st July in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case.

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'50 MLAs are with us'

Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Tuesday said that 50 MLAs are with him in Guwahati, Assam.

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Eknath Shinde to meet Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari

According to reports, Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde is likely to land in the city in a day or two and hand over a letter to governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari thereby urging him to call for a floor test on the ground that the MVA government has lost its majority.

Maharashtra Cabinet meet at 2.30 pm

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will hold a cabinet meeting at 2:30 pm today. CM will chair the meeting virtually and Dy CM Ajit Pawar is likely to join through VC as he is COVID-19 positive.

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Banner supporting Eknath Shinde removed in Guwahati

A banner reading "Garv se kaho hum Hindu hain" & "Shinde sahab hum aapke saath hain" that had come up in Guwahati where the rebel MLAs are camping was removed on Tuesday.

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MVA govt is in minority: Pravin Darekar

Maharashtra BJP leader Pravin Darekar on Tuesday said that the political situation in Maharashtra is unstable right now. "MVA govt is in minority. They are issuing 200-300 GRs every day. It's public money," he said.

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'BJP doesn't need to prove the majority as of now'

Amid the ongoing politrical instability in the state, Maharashtra BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar on Tuesday said that BJP doesn't need to prove the majority as of now. We are waiting for MVA to declare that they don't have the numbers.

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Sanjay Raut reacts to Supreme Court's decision

Reacting to the Supreme Court order on rebel MLAs plea, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said it's an order for them to rest there (in Guwahati) till July 11. "There is no work for them in Maharashtra," he said.

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Shinde terms Supreme Court's notice as "victory of Balasaheb’s Hindutva"

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde termed Supreme Court’s notice to the Maharashtra Assembly Deputy Speaker a “victory of Balasaheb’s Hindutva”.

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Rebel MLAs to meet Maharashtra Governor

According to sources, two MLAs from the Eknath Shinde-led faction will meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today and inform him about the loss of confidence in the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government.

CRPF Security Should Have Been Given To Kashmiri Pandits, Not Rebels

Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday said that before the floor test, the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs should take a morality test. "CRPF, Army deployed at the hotel (in Guwahati) where there are floods. Instead, they should be deployed for Kashmiri Pandits," Thackeray said.

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According to reports, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was ready to resign on June 22 at 5 pm after it was clear that there was "no way out" of the political crisis in the state.

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