Southern Slice | Maharashtra Mutiny And Karnataka Commotion — The Terrific Tales of Escaped MLAs

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It virtually looks as if escaping from a resort throughout a political coup like in a Bollywood movie speaks of 1’s loyalty, no less than the drama of it makes it appear that approach. If the Maharashtra political see-saw was not sufficient, the adventures of Shiv Sena MLAs — fright and flight — are nothing in need of a thriller blockbuster film, albeit Mumbaiyya fashion.

THE GREAT ESCAPE FROM MUMBAI TO GUWAHATI

The script of how Jalgaon MLA and Minister of Water Provide and Sanitation Gulabrao Patil, who was not a part of the preliminary Eknath Shinde insurgent group in Surat, managed to flee from Mumbai to achieve Guwahati takes the prize.

Sources stated that when Patil turned incommunicado, the Shiv Sea management was knowledgeable and a name was made to all south Mumbai-based Sainiks to launch an enormous seek for the minister. Led by Shakha Pramukh Pandurang Sakpal, a whole lot of Sainiks roamed the streets of Mumbai looking for Patil, together with in any respect “potential” inns, such because the St Regis resort in Decrease Parel.

The directions had been clear—at any price, Patil ought to converse to Uddhav Thackeray. However they had been unable to come up with him.

A name was taken to camp exterior the minister’s official bungalow in south Mumbai and, at round 8.30 am, Sakpal noticed Patil. He approached the chief and requested him to contact Uddhav Thackeray, to which Patil stated he had already completed so and was on his technique to Varsha, the chief minister’s official residence. The arrogance with which he spoke satisfied the Sena staff who let him depart.

Effectively-planned because it was, Patil used his official automotive to enter Mantralaya as an alternative of Varsha and escaped in one other personal automobile. A celebration employee stated that Patil would have taken the Japanese Specific freeway and escaped whereas they waited for him exterior the secretariat gates. The following time Patil was seen, he was smiling within the presence of the Eknath Shinde faction of Sena leaders in Guwahati.

‘INJECTIONS IN MY HEAD’

However, an identical drama was taking place on the different finish.

One other nail-biting escape story of two Shiv Sena MLAs from the “clutches” of Shinde is a traditional instance of legislators attempting to show their allegiance to the Thackerays: Balasaheb and his son, chief minister Uddhav. Nitin Deshmukh, the Shiv Sena chief who alleged {that a} conspiracy was hatched by the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) together with the Gujarat authorities to abduct him, drew a parallel between his escape and that of “Shivaji’s escape from Aurangzeb’s clutches in Agra”.

The MLA from Belapur constituency in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha area additional claimed that he was forcibly taken to a hospital, claiming he had suffered a coronary heart assault and injections had been administered to his head, which may have even harmed him.

Deshmukh’s spouse had filed a lacking criticism with the Akola police during which she additionally claimed that Shinde had taken the MLAs to Surat beneath duress.

After the “heroic” escape, Deshmukh met the media and made an emotional assertion about being a “Uddhav Thackeray Shiv Sainik and a follower of Balasaheb Thackeray”.

“Although I used to be in good well being, I used to be taken to a authorities hospital in Surat. The police officers whispered between themselves and I may hear them say they needed to do one thing to me. I suspected they had been going to hurt me. Neither my blood stress was excessive nor did I’ve a coronary heart assault, as they claimed. I informed them so, however quickly after, 15 -20 individuals surrounded my mattress, held me down, and a needle with some medication was thrust into me,” Deshmukh stated.

Deshmukh someway managed to flee from Surat and land in Nagpur to lastly inform his story and pledge his loyalty to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena.

The chief additionally revealed that one other Sena MLA from Kolhapur, Prakash Arbitkar, tried to flee however was later caught by the Gujarat police and compelled to return to the Surat resort the place Shinde was holding the opposite MLAs.

THE HITCH-HIKER

Kailas Patil, Sena MLA from Osmanabad, had one other thrilling “fleeing” expertise. He needed to hitch a journey from Surat on a two-wheeler, then a truck, after which walked a number of kilometres to lastly land within the protected palms of his chief, Uddhav Thackeray.

Kailas Patil claimed that he had gone to Thane to attend a dinner hosted by Eknath Shinde on June 20. Shinde’s PA supplied to take him and 4 different MLAs to the venue. He agreed and bought into the automotive. After some extent, Patil requested the PA the place he was being taken as they’d crossed Thane and entered the Vasai-Virar belt. Shinde’s man stored saying “thoda aage”. Patil turned suspicious, requested to step out of the automotive to stretch his legs at a examine submit, and shortly jumped out of the almost-moving automobile.

With the intention to discover his approach again, Patil walked round four kilometres and no automobile stopped to assist him till a truck with an Uttar Pradesh quantity plate gave him a journey to the Dahisar toll naka. “I known as the chief minister’s residence from the Dahisar toll naka and a automobile was despatched to choose me up,” he recounted.

UNTAMED HEART

This isn’t simply the story of Maharashtra, in neighbouring Karnataka too, an identical scenario was witnessed in 2019. However there was a Mumbai connection to this as effectively.

Kagwad MLA Shrimant Balasaheb Patil had gone lacking from the well-known Eagleton resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru forward of the essential flooring check within the Karnataka meeting. The belief vote was necessitated after 15 MLAs resigned from the Congress and JD(S), plunging the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition authorities to a minority.

With the intention to hold their flock collectively, the Congress and JD(S) transported their MLAs to Eagleton, a star resort that additionally falls within the constituency of Bangalore Rural MP, DK Suresh, brother of Congress chief DK Shivakumar, who was a part of the safeguarding crew. Nonetheless, on the night time of July 18, 2019, Patil escaped, leaving his social gathering leaders red-faced.

Patil later launched a video from a hospital mattress in Mumbai, claiming that he had left the resort to go to Chennai on private work.

“I felt uneasy and skilled chest ache. I didn’t know anybody within the metropolis. So I got here to Mumbai and bought myself examined. The physician suggested me to be hospitalised,” his assertion stated. Quickly after his discharge, Patil was accompanied by senior BJP chief Laxman Savadi from Mumbai airport to be positioned within the BJP’s camp.

Whereas Indian politics and drama will proceed to stay soulmates, one additionally ought to perceive that the voters are watching. It could seem to be , thrilling learn, however on the coronary heart of it, elected representatives owe it to their constituents to ship their guarantees.

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