Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Invites Uddhav Thackeray To Assam On A Vacation

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Published: June 24,2022 06:06 PM
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Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharahstra, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday invited Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackarey to Assam on a vacation

June 24, 2022: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharahstra, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday invited Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackarey to Assam on a vacation.



CM Sarma’s invitation was in jest even fingers are being pointed at him and allegations are being levelled against him for aiding a coup against the Maharashtra Chief Minister by hosting rebel Shiv Sena MLAs at a five-star hotel in Guwahati



He brushed aside all allegations and said that he could not stop anyone from visiting his state. "I invite MLAs from all over the country to visit Assam. How can I stop people from coming to a hotel? Can I tell you not come to a hotel in Assam because there is federal structure in the country? I am happy when anyone comes to Assam, they can stay as long as they want," CM Sarma told news agency ANI.



Asked what he would tell Thackeray, he said, "You too should come to Assam for a vacation."



CM Sarma's quip comes amid a widening revolt in Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.



Around 40 Shiv Sena MLAs led by minister Eknath Shinde are believed to be holed up in BJP-ruled Assam, challenging CM Thackeray's leadership and an alliance with the Congress and the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).



The rebels have called for the Shiv Sena to quit the unlikely alliance and partner with the BJP instead - a demand that Mr Thackeray's camp has said it was willing to consider, even as it moved to have 16 of the dissidents disqualified from the assembly.



According to most counts, Shinde has reached the critical number of MLAs, 37, required to split the party in the assembly without falling foul of the anti-defection law.