Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Thursday that if the rebel legislators from the party, camping in Assam at the moment, are ready to return to Mumbai in 24 hours and ready to discuss the issues with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Sena is ready to quit the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra. His statement surfaces when Sena leader Eknath Shinde stirred up a rebellion within the party, PTI reported.
Thirty-seven Sena MLAs and nine independents, led by Shinde, are currently camping in Guwhati, crippling the Maharashtra state government.
Raut told the media, "You say you are real Shiv Sainiks and will not quit the party. We are ready to consider your demand provided you come back to Mumbai in 24 hours and discuss the issue with CM Uddhav Thackeray. Your demand will be considered positively. Don't write letters on Twitter and WhatsApp."
"The rebels who are out of Mumbai have raised the issue of Hindutva. If all these MLAs feel that Shiv Sena should walk out of the MVA, show the guts to come back to Mumbai. You say you have issues only with the government and also say that you are true Shiv Sainiks. Your demand will be considered. But come and talk with Uddhav Thackeray," the Rajya Sabha MP added.
On Wednesday, the CM had offered to quit office and vacated the official residence in the state capital and moved to his family home in Bandra.