The rebels in Guwahati have a protracted wait forward of them.

Even because the Supreme Court docket deferred the listening to on their case and gave them time till July 11 to submit their affidavits to the Deputy Speaker in opposition to their disqualification, the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities claimed to be conducting enterprise as traditional.

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at this time redistributed the portfolios of the insurgent ministers amongst these nonetheless by his aspect, interacted with authorities officers and cleared information, whilst he waited for the rebels to select up his gauntlet and are available and meet him nose to nose.

Whereas the final consensus is that the Supreme Court docket’s determination to listen to the rebels’ petition once more on July 11 means there will probably be establishment until then, there are different indicators as properly. The Enforcement Directorate’s summons to Shiv Sena MP and Uddhav Thackeray loyalist Sanjay Raut and the Governor returning to the Raj Bhavan from Goa have set tongues wagging about different plans being afoot to tug down the Authorities.

Studies popping out of Matoshree, nonetheless, counsel that Uddhav Thackeray is just not in a forgiving temper and is hell bent upon displaying insurgent MLAs their place. The rebels face the dilemma of crawling again for a short lived reprieve or merge with the BJP and lose their id and place within the Shiv Sena. Their id as Shiv Sainiks might then get submerged even sooner and they’re unlikely to have the identical type of assist on the grassroots as they’d when within the Shiv Sena.

Caught between a rock and a tough place, the rebels are additionally going through some lack of face as experiences popping out of Gujarat counsel their resort payments in Surat proceed to be unpaid and experiences that they left Surat as a result of the town had exhausted all its provides of liquor. There’s after all prohibition in Gujarat and the insurgent MLAs had apparently demanded greater than they may very well be equipped with. Assam was chosen not simply because Eknath Shinde, as a tantric, wished to go to the Kamakhya temple there but in addition as a result of it might be removed from prying eyes.

That has not helped, nonetheless, with native media homes sending reporters all the way in which to Assam and each recent video popping out of the resort exhibits the MLAs both grim-faced or concerned in drunken revelry. They’re mentioned to be upset on the lengthy ready time given by the Supreme Court docket.

In the meantime, the Enforcement Directorate appears to have blown some recent life into the Shiv Sena by sending a summons to Sanjay Raut to seem earlier than them on Tuesday. A defiant Raut has welcomed the confrontation by difficult them to arrest him and saying even when they beheaded him, he was not going to take the Guwahati route to flee. Labelling the summons as a conspiracy to cease him, he mentioned Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sainiks had been combating an enormous battle in Maharashtra – the implications had been clear although and never a lot additional was mentioned and no threats held out.

Studies now additionally counsel that yet one more insurgent could have escaped the Shinde camp and may very well be making his approach again to Mumbai whilst there may be some site visitors within the reverse path with observers flummoxed why they weren’t stopped by Uddhav Thackeray. Nonetheless, there may be additionally hypothesis that these two-three MLAs may very well be Shiv Sena moles and that Shinde is cautious of welcoming them to his camp or trusting them.

In the meantime, even because the Shinde camp claims victory for “Balasaheb and Dighe saheb’s Hindutva” after the Supreme Court docket proceedings, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari is returning to the Raj Bhavan after Covid restoration in Goa and the following two days might see important developments.

Additionally, the warkaris – annual pilgrims to the Pandharpur Vithoba temple – are fearful about who would supply the puja on the temple on Ashadhi Ekadashi. It’s a essential custom for Maharashtra with the chief minister presiding, even when he’s an atheist like Sharad Pawar or Muslim like AR Antulay. The Supreme Court docket determination has lengthened the method although the Uddhav Thackeray camp claims it is going to be he who could be in attendance and none else. The month of Ashadh within the Hindu calendar begins on June 29 and Ashadhi Ekadashi this yr falls on July 10.


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