Points discussed at a meeting of Eknath Shinde camp in Guwahati

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Central Security for Families of All Rebel MPs Reaching Mumbai Safely: Points Discussed at Eknath Shinde Camp Meeting in Guwahati | PTI

At the Eknath Shinde camp meeting in Guwahati, he assured everyone that all families of MPs will be provided with central security.

The rebel group also discussed how to reach Mumbai safely to claim government formation within the next 2 days, as well as legal aspects.

Meanwhile, a chartered plane from Surat in Gujarat carrying three passengers, including at least one dissident MP from Maharashtra, is expected to reach Guwahati on Sunday evening, an official source said.

The plane, leased from IndoPacific Aviation Pvt Ltd, is due to land at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) in Guwahati at 6 p.m., the source told PTI.

“The flight will come from Surat. There will be three passengers on board — two men and a woman,” he said.

The exact identity of the passengers is not immediately known, but “at least one deputy will be there on the plane,” the source said.

In what appears to be an apparent attempt to overthrow the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, dissident lawmakers from the Shiv Sena, which leads the ruling coalition, have been camped in Guwahati, about 2,700 km from Mumbai, from the June 22.

A group of rebel Maharashtra Shiv Sena MPs, led by Minister Eknath Shinde, were flown to Surat from Mumbai on June 21 and then flown to Guwahati the following day.

Since then, several charter flights carrying dissident MPs have landed at LGBI airport.

The Maharashtra Legislature Secretariat on Saturday issued summonses to 16 of Shiv Sena’s rebel MPs, including Shinde, demanding written responses by the evening of June 27 to complaints seeking their disqualification.

MPs, after receiving the notices, have huddled inside the hotel since Sunday morning, discussing various options for responding to the notices, sources said.

(With agency contributions)

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