Is all not well in Shiv Sena? Are the party MLAs deeply divided over the issue of continuing the alliance with the BJP? Are some MLAs feeling that the leadership had played foul in the political game by not continuing the alliance with the BJP? Why have some Shiv Sena MLAs , kept at the Retreat Hotel in Malad, been sent home?
These questions are being hotly debated in the political circles of Maharashtra amid reports that the Shiv Sena MLAs lodged in the hotel were fighting, abusing each other and were entering into wordy duels over the issue of breaking the alliance with the BJP. Clearly, some party MLAs are not entirely happy with the way in which the Shiv Sena had broken up with the BJP. With fierce arguments and unruly scenes in the hotel, party chief Uddhav Thackeray had to rush to the place at least twice this week. He rushed his son Aditya Thackeray to the hotel to pacify the MLAs on Tuesday and then had to go personally on Thursday. He had to send some unruly MLAs home as they were â€˜vitiatingâ€™ the atmosphere at the hotel.
Sources say that there were heated debates even on Wednesday at the hotel. The state is under the President's rule as of now even as hectic parlays are going on in the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP combine over forming the government in the state.