GUWAHATI: A chartered flight carrying Shiv Sena MLAs, who’ve rebelled in opposition to the get together bringing a disaster to the MVA authorities in Maharashtra, arrived right here early Wednesday.
Sources stated that the flight from Surat in Gujarat landed at Guwahati’s Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi worldwide airport at round 6.30 am. The actual variety of insurgent Shiv Sena MLAs travelling within the flight isn’t recognized instantly however the flight had 89 passengers, together with onboard crew, sources stated.
The Maharashtra MLAs are being taken in particular buses to a metropolis resort with police safety. Assam is at the moment dominated by a BJP-led authorities.
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The transfer got here after Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde rebelled in opposition to the get together and herded some MLAs to BJP-ruled Gujarat.
Top management of Assam BJP and the state authorities are believed to have been making preparations for the insurgent Shiv Sena MLAs lodging in Guwahati.
This is maybe for the primary time that MLAs from a Western Indian state is being taken to a Northeastern state after their rebel in opposition to the get together management.
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Earlier, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut claimed 14 to fifteen Sena MLAs, together with some ministers, are with Shinde in Gujarat’s Surat metropolis. However, one other get together chief stated the quantity may very well be 23.
The Shiv Sena, which heads the MVA, has 55 MLAs, adopted by allies NCP (53) and the Congress (44) within the 288-assembly the place the present easy majority mark is 144.