Mumbai, 22nd June 2022: Amidst the political turmoil in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has vacated his official residence. With all his belongings and family, he has shifted to his home, Matoshree.
Uddhav himself had announced on Facebook Live that if even a single MLA of his party is against him, then he is ready to resign from the post of CM. He had said that he was also ready to vacate the Chief Minister’s official residence ‘Varsha’.
According to media reports, Uddhav will do the work of CM only from Matoshree. However, he has not yet resigned from the post of CM. Some pictures have come out, in which it can be seen that the luggage of CM Uddhav is being taken from Varsha Bungalow to Matoshree.
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray along with his mother Rashmi Thackeray and brother Tejas Thackeray left the official residence in Mumbai and went to Matoshree.
Earlier in the virtual address, Thackeray had offered to resign as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and offered reconciliation to the rebel MLAs who rebelled under the leadership of Eknath Shinde. Giving a new twist to the political crisis in the state, he said he would be happy if a Shiv Sainik took his place.
Breaking his silence on the crisis faced by the government due to rebellion by rebel Shiv Sena leader and minister Eknath Shinde, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today said that if the rebel MLAs declare that they do not want to see him (Thackeray) as the chief minister, he is ready to leave his post.
Thackeray said, “Why are you giving statements from Surat and other places? Come before me and tell me that I am not capable of handling the posts of Chief Minister and Shiv Sena President. I will resign immediately. I will keep my resignation ready and you can come and take it to the Raj Bhavan.”
He said he would be happy to see a Shiv Sainik as his successor for the chief minister’s post. Referring to the events of November 2019, Thackeray said that he took over the post of Chief Minister despite his inexperience on the suggestion of Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar. He said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance came into existence despite Congress and NCP being political opponents of Shiv Sena for several decades.