Eknath Shinde, a Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Urban Development Minister, and several MLAs were reported missing on June 20. After the legislative council elections on Monday. It is claimed that he is untraceable. According to reports, Shiv Sena MLAs are staying in a hotel in Surat, Gujarat. There have been rumours in the Marathi media that Shinde is dissatisfied with the party’s operations.

While numerous sources claim Shinde is accompanied by 13 MLAs, ABP Majha claims Shinde is accompanied by 25 MLAs in Surat. Narayan Rane, a BJP leader, was rejected. There also have been rumours that certain Shiv Sena MLAs voted against the BJP in the MLC elections, resulting in the BJP obtaining the seats. Reports suggest that roughly 20 MLAs may have voted in the MLC elections twice.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won five seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Council during Monday’s election. The Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), on the other hand, each won two seats. The BJP had fielded five candidates for the ten MLA seats up for grabs. For this, Maha Vikas Agadi (MVA) had fielded six candidates.

In the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, the BJP has 106 MLAs. Without the backing of independent MLAs, small parties, and other parties such as Congress and Shiv Sena, the party would not have been able to win the elections. “We are really thrilled; Maharashtra has shown faith in BJP,” BJP’s Pravin Darekar, who won the MLC race, said. Members of the Shiv Sena and Congress voted for each other 100 per cent of the time. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have gotten so many votes.”

After Eknath Shinde went untraceble and the rumours of cross-voting surfaced by some Shiv Sena MLAs, Uddhav Thackeray, the party’s president and Maharashtra Chief Minister, has scheduled an emergency all-party MLA meeting for Tuesday at noon. All MLAs have been told to attend the meeting at an urgent basis. CM

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