Eight to 10 MLAs of Shinde’s Shiv Sena in contact with Thackeray: Vinayak Raut

Ratnagiri, (|Making a startling revelation, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Vinayak Raut indicated on Thursday that eight to 10 MLAs of rival Eknath Shinde’s faction were in contact with them (SS-UBT) to return to the party-fold.Addressing a press conference here, he claimed that following entry of NCP MLAs in the Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis coalition government, there was nervousness in the Shinde camp and eight to 10 MLAs were in contact with them to come back to the party.Though some of the SS-UBT party workers were not in favour of taking back these traitors, the final decision rests with the party chief Uddhav Thackeray, he said. Raut said that Thackeray would embark on the state tour from July 9, after seeking blessings of Poharadevi in Yavatmal and would visit Yavatmal, Amaravati, Nagpur in first two days. Then, on July 13 and 14, he will visit Hingoli and Parbhani, he added. (UNI)