Guwahati: Shiv Sena Deputy Chief Sanjay Bhosale who was present in front of the Radisson Blu Hotel was detained by Assam police where rebel MLAs led by Eknath Shinde were camping.
Bhosale reached near the hotel around 9 am with a placard to convince the rebel party leaders to return to Maharashtra. He said that he travelled to Guwahati to urge the party’s rebel MLAs lodged at the hotel to return to Maharashtra.
“Shiv Sena has given a lot to its MLAs. They should return to ‘Matoshree’,” Bhosale was quoted as saying. The development came as Shinde, who had revolted against the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray, claimed the support of nearly 50 MLA, including 40 of the Shiv Sena.
Shinde is demanding that the Shiv Sena snap ties with Congress and NCP and walk out of the ‘unnatural’ MVA alliance.
The rebel camp wants the party to align with the BJP. The rebel MLAs are also disgruntled with the leadership of Thackeray, who they said had become inaccessible to them.