NEW DELHI: Maharashtra rebel MLAs, led by Eknath
, who were camping in Guwahati on Wednesday checked out of the hotel.
After delaying their departure by around two hours, the dissident MLAs decided to leave for Goa, from where they will go to Mumbai for the floor test on Thursday, news agency PTI quoted sources as saying.
Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to take a floor test on Thursday, although the Shiv Sena approached the
challenging the direction.
Speaking to the reporters at the airport, Shinde said that the MLAs will reach Mumbai tomorrow and participate in the frust vote.
"After the floor test, a meeting of the Legislative Party will be held, following this the further course of action will be decided," Shinde said.
"We are not rebels. We are Shiv Sena. We are carrying forward the agenda and ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray's Shiv Sena. We will work for the Hindutva ideology and development of the state," he added.
Shinde has claimed the support of 50 dissident MLAs from his own party and independents, contending that they can pass “any floor test” number.