Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde will be the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis announced at a press conference in Mumbai. Shinde will take oath at 7.30 pm this evening at Raj Bhawan. Fadnavis also announced that he will not be a part of the new cabinet that is likely to be sworn in in the coming week.
Wednesday night, Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister of Maharashtra due to a mutiny within his own Shiv Sena party and the realization that he would not be able to demonstrate his government’s majority in the House.
Eknath Shinde thanks Fadnavis, PM Modi, and Amit Shah
“Today BJP has taken a decision even though they have 120 MLAs yet they have given the ministerial berth to me. However he has shown a big heart and has supported Balasaheb’s Shiv Sainik. I thank Devendra ji, PM and Amit Shah and thank him from the bottom of my heart. Whatever expectations are there, morning and night we would work and take the state towards progress. We will never get a man like Fadnavis who has such a big heart even though he would not be in the cabinet he said he would help us. In today’s politics we see such examples of people giving such things is very rare. I have 39 sena MLAs and the other MLAs who are ministers.”
“I promise that the bitter experiences that they had faced earlier will not be seen again in this govt. I believe we would get support from BJP leaders, Centre to fulfill the state’s potential and progress,” he added.