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Eknath Shinde to take oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Eknath Shinde, a rebel Shiv Sena MLA, will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis told the press. The dissident Shiv Sena faction led by Eknath Shinde and the BJP will form Maharashtra’s new government after nearly ten days of intense power struggles. The Maha Vikas Aghadi government’s authority in the state came to an end the day after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister. The Shinde camp announced that talks with the BJP have begun and that they will form the government.

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KEY POINTS:

  • When announcing Shinde’s candidacy, Fadnavis stated that the BJP, the Eknath Shinde group, and 16 independents/smaller parties had all written letters of support to the governor.
  • Shinde will take his oath in Raj Bhawan. Furthermore, Fadnavis declared that he will not serve in the upcoming week’s expected new cabinet.
  • Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister of Maharashtra due to a mutiny within his own Shiv Sena party and the realisation that he would not be able to demonstrate his government’s majority in the House.
  • His resignation came after the Supreme Court declined to impose a stay on a floor test that the Governor had ordered.
  • JP Nadda said that there will be a strong government in this state thanks to Amit Shah’s support, which will result in rapid state development. The 50 MLAs have battled alongside me and given me this position of trust. I reassure them that I won’t subject them to the same treatment they previously received.
  • He added that they shall put in nonstop effort to move this State toward development. Finding a diamond like Devendra Fadnavis is challenging. Even though he is not a member of the cabinet, they will always value his advice and suggestions.
  • BJP now has close to 120 members. Fadnavis could have easily assumed the position of CM. He was kind and offered Balasaheb’s shivsainik this position.

About the Maharashtra Uddhav Crisis:

  • Following allegations of cross-voting in the Legislative Council elections, the crisis started on June 21.
  • Following that, Uddhav Thackeray convened a hasty meeting of Shiv Sena MLAs. Eknath Shinde, the leader of the Sena, and 11 other MLAs were not identifiable.
  • The missing Sena leaders were discovered camped out in opulent hotels in Surat, Guwahati, and finally Goa before returning to Mumbai. This was followed by a week of resort politics.

About Eknath Shinde:

  • Eknath Shinde is an Indian politician who was born on February 9th, 1964.
  • He served as the government of Maharashtra’s Cabinet Minister for Public Works and Urban Development.
  • He now represents Thane, Maharashtra’s Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency in the legislative assembly.
  • Before he precipitated a serious political crisis, Eknath Sambhaji Shinde served as the PWD Cabinet Minister for the Maharashtra State Government (MSRDC, Public Undertaking) and is currently a Shiv Sena member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from the Kopri-Pachpakhadi (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
  • There are 288 members of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
  • He was re-elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for a total of four terms in 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019.

Eknath Shinde Early Life:

After entering politics, Shinde (58), once an auto-rickshaw driver in Thane, a city next to Mumbai, soon rose to become a crucial Sena leader in the Thane-Palghar region and is renowned for his combative stance on matters of public importance.

  • He joined the party in 1980 under the influence of Shiv Sena leader Balasaheb Thackeray and began working as a Sainik.
  • He was involved in a number of agitations during that time, including the Maharashtra-Karnataka Agitation on the status of the Belgauvi, which resulted in his 40-day imprisonment.

FAQ’s:

Ques: Who is going to be the Next Chief Minister of Maharashtra?

Ans: Eknath Shinde to take oath as the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Eknath Shinde is an Indian politician who was born on February 9th, 1964. He served as the government of Maharashtra’s Cabinet Minister for Public Works and Urban Development.

Ques: Who was Maharashtra Chief Minister earlier?

Ans: Uddhav Thackeray was the Chief Minister until June 21, 2022 of Maharashtra. Following allegations of cross-voting in the Legislative Council elections, the crisis started on June 21. Following that, Uddhav Thackeray convened a hasty meeting of Shiv Sena MLAs. Eknath Shinde, the leader of the Sena, and 11 other MLAs were not identifiable.

Ques: Why did Uddhav Thackeray resign from the post of Chief Minister?

Ans: Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister of Maharashtra due to a mutiny within his own Shiv Sena party and the realisation that he would not be able to demonstrate his government’s majority in the House. His resignation came after the Supreme Court declined to impose a stay on a floor test that the Governor had ordered.

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