Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde has tweeted, calling party chief and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s summons for a meeting with party MLAs this evening “invalid”.
Amid the escalating crisis in Maharashtra triggered by Mr Shinde’s rebellion, the Sena had issued an ultimatum to its MLAs, saying inability to attend the 5 pm meet will invoke action.
In a letter sent via WhatsApp, email and SMS, the Shiv Sena called all MLAs to a meeting at Varsha, the official residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Mr Thackeray, who has Covid, is expected to chair the meeting via video conferencing.
“If you do not attend this meeting at 5 pm today, it will be presumed that you intend to leave the party and your membership is liable to be cancelled under the law,” the letter said.