Amid the political tiff in the Maharashtra government and crucial Cabinet meeting of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government on Wednesday, Congress leaders have claimed chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has tested positive for Covid-19.
State Congress chief Nana Patole and Congress observer for the state Kamal Nath, both claimed Uddhav tested positive.
Kamal Nath while addressing the press 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. However, Uddhav attended the Cabinet meeting from his residence via video conferencing.
Earlier today, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari also tested positive for COVID-19, following which he was admitted to HN Reliance hospital in Mumbai.
Reports are that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is likely to resign and recommend dissolution of the Assembly.
Thackeray, however will have to make any such announcement in the Legislative Assembly and face no confidence motion. In case other party or alliance claim majority opportunity to it to form Government will be offered.