Shiv Sena Splits: Loyalists vs Defectors in Maharashtra Political Drama

The Shiv Sena faces internal conflicts with reports of two Lok Sabha members from Uddhav Thackeray's faction allegedly in touch with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. Sachin Ahir of Shiv Sena (UBT) dismisses the claims as desperation. The Shiv Sena factions continue to grapple over allegiance and leadership in the state.


PTI | Newdelhi/Mumbai | Updated: 08-06-2024 18:12 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 18:12 IST
Shiv Sena Splits: Loyalists vs Defectors in Maharashtra Political Drama
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The Shiv Sena is embroiled in yet another political turmoil, with allegations of internal rifts surfacing on Saturday. Two newly elected Lok Sabha members from Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena (UBT) are purportedly in communication with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sachin Ahir has dismissed these claims as products of fear and desperation. He stated that current Shiv Sena lawmakers are concerned about their political alliances ahead of the state polls scheduled for the latter half of the year.

At a recent press conference, Shiv Sena spokesperson Naresh Mhaske, while not naming the alleged defectors due to the anti-defection law, mentioned that four additional members might follow suit and support Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. The battle for loyalty within the Shiv Sena continues as both factions prepare for the upcoming elections.

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