Why Eknath Shinde's rebellion made Shiv Sena stop and take note
Political experts say the chief whip and legislature party leader's posts become critical in such situations. "The whip can issue directions to vote and is the party's enforcer. Members who vote against the whip can be disqualified and can also be expelled. So in the current case, it will be
Shiv Sena’s rebel faction led by urban development minister Eknath Shinde refused to relent even as Maha Vikas Aghadi government led by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray made an emotional appeal in a Facebook live address, offering to “resign in a minute” even if one of them (rebels) asked him to do
The intra-party uprising in the Shiv Sena underscores chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s failure to convince Shiv Sainiks that his version of soft Hindutva, vis-a-vis the BJP’s aggressive edition, will be acceptable to the party’s loyal voters, said observers on Wednesday.