Amid Political Crisis, CM Uddhav Thackeray Tests COVID-19 Positive

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  • Congress leader Kamal Nath announced that Maharashtra chief minister Udhdhav Thackeray
  • Kamal Nath added that he would meet NCP chief Sharad Pawar
  • Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari tested COVID-19 positive

Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has tested positive for Covid-19 amidst political turmoil in the state. Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai after testing Coronavirus positive.

Thackeray was scheduled to hold a cabinet meeting at 1 pm today and to interact with MLAs at 5pm in the evening amid the political crisis in the state. He is also supposed to meet NCP Chief Sharad Pawar today. Kamal Nath said he was supposed to meet Uddhav Thackeray before the Cabinet meeting, but as Uddhav tested positive for Covid, he did not meet the chief minister.

The development comes amid a strong buzz that with about 40 out of 55 MLAs of the Shiv Sena with rebel Eknath Shinde in Guwahati, Uddhav Thackeray may resign. Amid the crisis, Sanjay Raut also hinted that the state was heading towards a dissolution of the state assembly. On Tuesday, Thackeray had held a meeting of top MVA and Shiv Sena leaders to assess the situation and speculate on the way forward.

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