Maharashtra News, Two Shiv Sena MLAs Fled From Eknath Shinde’s Camp And Reached Maharashtra
Maharashtra News: Two suspected Shiv Sena MLAs, led by senior...
Maharashtra News: Two suspected Shiv Sena MLAs, led by senior minister Eknath Shinde and others, who pitched a tent in a five-star hotel in Gujarat’s Surat, dramatically escaped from the rebel camp and reached Maharashtra safely in the last 24 hours. Shiv Sena MLAs who ‘run away’ – Kailas Patil from Osmanabad and Nitin Deshmukh from Akola – who claimed they were misled by the insurgent group late on Monday night and taken away against their wishes. Patil, narrating his story to Shiv Sena stalwarts, said that when the group of MLAs were on their way to Thane for an alleged party, they felt something go awry, as the vehicle diverted and went from Ghodbunder Road on Mira Road to Gujarat. went up.
Deshmukh said he was kidnapped
Before entering the BJP-ruled state, Patil managed to land at Talasari near the Maharashtra-Gujarat Border Police check post on the pretext of relieving himself. Taking advantage of the darkness, he started walking fast for about five km towards Mumbai and then managed to ride a bike towards the state capital. On his way, Patil called Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and briefed him about the political crisis that was coming under Shinde and others. He finally reached Thackeray’s private residence ‘Matoshree’ in Bandra, from where he was taken to a safe house and has been staying there since then. Deshmukh, on the other hand, claimed that he was “kidnapped” and then taken to Surat in a group of insurgents, who reached there in the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday.
MLA Deshmukh told this to the media
Deshmukh told media persons in Nagpur on Wednesday, “Around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, I managed to escape from the hotel. I was chased by more than a hundred police personnel from Gujarat, who prevented me from boarding any vehicle and they took me away. Forcibly taken to a hospital.” Deshmukh claimed that they performed some medical procedures on his body, tried to prove that he had had a heart attack and gave some injections, although he was completely fine. Deshmukh, feeling relieved, said, “They treated me like a terrorist. Somehow I managed to escape from the hospital and here I am – absolutely fit and fine, no heart problems.”
Both MLAs with CM Thackeray
Both Patil and Deshmukh reiterated that they are of course with CM Thackeray and there was no question of him indulging in anti-party activities or rebellion. The two could not give the exact number of rebels reportedly supporting Shinde, though Deshmukh said that many more would come back to the Sena’s side. Earlier, Deshmukh’s wife had lodged a missing complaint with the local police alleging that her life was in danger as her phone was not ringing since 7 pm on Monday (June 20). Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson and MP Sanjay Raut drew media attention to the successful escape of two MLAs – Patil and Deshmukh – and said such treatment to them was condemnable. Shinde, who was transferred from Surat to Guwahati, on Wednesday claimed that he now has the support of over 42 Shiv Sena MLAs.