Uddhav's wife Rashmi steps in to save Thackeray governmenttext_fields
Mumbai: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's wife Rashmi Thackeray is doing her bit to save her husband's job.
Rashmi Thackeray reportedly is reaching out to wives of rebel lawmakers to talk their husbands out of collapsing the Thackeray administration, according to India Today.
A group of lawmakers led by their leader Eknath Shinde are hiding away in a hotel in Guwahati.
Their numbers meant a lot to the stability of the Thackeray administration if they choose to desert him.
Reporters earlier suggested the group intending for a trust vote, to pull down Uddhav administration.
Just as the government is struggling to survive, Rashmi Thackeray stepped in to bolster it up.
Uddhav Thackeray personally messaged to some rebel lawmakers staying at a hotel in Guwahati, according to India Today.
A meeting of his party chaired by Uddhav Thackeray himself requested the Election Commission (EC) to stop any faction from using the name of Shiv Sena and its founder late Balasaheb Thackeray.
The ruling coalition of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress has 169 seats in the 287 Assembly. If the MLAs led by Shinde were to resign, the government would fall short of the majority mark.