Aaditya Thackeray left after midnight amid the turmoil in Sena. This Is Why

Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray stepped out of his home past midnight on Wednesday . Eknath Shinde, 58, has reached the crucial number of MLAs, 37, required to split the party in the assembly without breaking the anti-defection law .

Mumbai: Aaditya Thackeray, the Maharashtra minister, stepped out of his home past midnight on Wednesday, amid a worsening scenario for the Shiv Sena, where the opposition to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is getting stronger by the day, as minister Eknath Shinde, who is a member of the BJP-ruled Assam, threatens to split the organization and reclaim its leadership.When asked about Shiv Sena's overnight chat with journalists, aditya Thackerays voice could be heard telling them to turn off their cameras, as the minister said he was not there to make a statement.Mr Shinde, 58, has reached the crucial number of MLAs, 37, required to split the party in the assembly without breaking the anti-defection law.His total strength has risen to 42.Speaking to this morning, the rebel minister received the support of over 50 MLAs, including almost 40 out of 55 Shiv Sena lawmakers.