Even as the Agnipath dispute was barely settled, another massive development in the Maharashtra government kept political circles in suspense as the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government led by Uddhav Thackeray was brought to the brink. from the abyss after strongman Shiv Sena led a rebellion and vanished from the state. , landed in Surat and eventually Guwahati with a group of deputies in support.

As the state government, led by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition, remained nervous over Sena leader Eknath Shinde’s rebellion and anticipated his next moves, Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, according to reports, boarded a plane to fly out of the country.

While some reports say that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stopped in Mumbai for a few hours and met with party leaders to take stock of the situation amid the political crisis, there have been conflicting reports that she has made a brief stopover in Mumbai but met no one and flew to the Maldives.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was quick to seize the opportunity to attack the Congress party. Hitting the Gandhi siblings, BJP’s Amit Malviya tweeted on Thursday: “Gandhis have their priority sorted. Congress leaders were forced to sweat in the streets and defend Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald scam, while sister Priyanka Vadra was busy planning a trip abroad! There are many things Congress workers can learn from the Shiv Sainiks…”

The Maharashtra government led by Uddhav Thackeray has landed in crisis after two successive defeats of ruling coalition candidates in the Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council polls and the ensuing rebellion by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde.

The consecutive political developments since the release of the MLC poll results have pushed the Uddhav Thackeray government to the brink and opened a door of possibilities for the BJP.

Notably, while veteran leader Kamal Nath was hired as a troubleshooter and observer by party leader Sonia Gandhi to try to save the government, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has yet to issue a statement on the crisis.

Priyanka Gandhi, who was seen accompanying her brother Rahul Gandhi to the ED office for questioning in the National Herald case, last week gave a speech at the Congressional ‘Satyagraha’ protest in Jantar Mantar in Delhi in solidarity with young people protesting Agnipath’s controversial program. .

Urging young people to recognize ‘fake nationalists’, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Sunday that the Agnipath program would be destructive for young people and the military, while assuring her party’s full support for those protesting peacefully against the new recruiting model.

“There is no greater patriot than you. I want to tell you, open your eyes and recognize the fake nationalists and fake patriots. The whole country and the Congress are with you in your fight,” Priyanka said. Gandhi in his remarks to young people protesting against the Agnipath project.In her address, the Congress General Secretary also recited a few lines from the Hindi poem “Agnipath” by Harivansh Rai Bachchan to urge young people to persevere and continue to struggle peacefully .

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