Uddhav Thackeray Tests Positive For COVID Amid Political Crisis In Maharashtra

Mumbai: Even as the Maharashtra embroglio deepens, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, whose seat is under threat, has tested positive for the coronavirus, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath said on Wednesday, adding that he was unable to meet him.

“We had a meeting with Uddhav Thackeray but he has tested positive for Covid. That’s why I cannot meet him,” Nath told the media as he led efforts to keep the party’s flock together. The Shiv Sena leader is holding a meeting of his cabinet via video conferencing.

What is happening in Maharashtra?

Rebel Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde has flown to Guwahati, claiming he has the support of 40 of the party’s 55 MLAs and six independents. “There is no question of changing parties. We will follow Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva,” Shinde told NDTV after arriving in Guwahati.

The MLAs arrived in Guwahati from Surat and were taken to the hotel in three buses.


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