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Maharashtra political crisis updates: Eknath Shinde takes oath as CM, calls special session of Assembly

Eknath Shinde takes oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister, Fadnavis as Deputy CMPremium
Eknath Shinde takes oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister, Fadnavis as Deputy CM

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday announced that rebel Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Shinde alone will take oath of office at 7.30 pm

Bringing an end to days of political turmoil, Eknath Shinde was sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra on Thursday. Further, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister. 

Earlier in the day, Fadnavis, a former Maharashtra CM, announced that Shinde will be the new state chief minister. He also said that he will not be part of the government.

However, the central leadership of the party later requested him to be part of the new government in Maharashtra.

30 Jun 2022, 10:02:29 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray congratulates Eknath Shinde

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday congratulated Eknath Shinde after he took oath as the new chief minister of Maharashtra.

“Congratulations to the newly appointed Chief Minister of Maharashtra @mieknathshinde ji and Deputy Chief Minister @Dev_Fadnavis ji for the future. I wish you a good job in Maharashtra!" wrote the former CM on Twitter.  


30 Jun 2022, 09:27:09 PM IST

Speaker elections to be held on 2 July

The Maharashtra cabinet has decided to call a special session of the state assembly on 2 and 3 July. On the first day, speaker elections will be completed, reported ANI.

Speaker's post is vacant since Nana Patole's resignation.

30 Jun 2022, 09:20:30 PM IST

‘Fadnavis will be a help to get clearances from Delhi'

Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar has said that Devendra Fadvanis' place in the Maharashtra cabinet will help the state get clearances from Delhi.

“Despite having 106 MLAs, BJP took this decision (of making Eknath Shinde the CM). It means they have shown large-heartedness. As Devendra Fadvanis enters the cabinet, it will be a boost for the cabinet. It will be a help to get clearances from Delhi," news agency ANI quoted Kesarkar as saying. 

30 Jun 2022, 09:09:45 PM IST

Sharad Pawar congratulates Eknath Shinde

“I congratulate Eknath Shinde on his new responsibility. He showed the power of taking such a large number of MLAs to Guwahati. He inspired people to quit Shiv Sena. I do not know if it happened earlier. But it did not happen without preparation," said Pawar.

30 Jun 2022, 08:08:34 PM IST

PM Modi congratulates Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took to Twitter to congratulate new Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

“He has rich political, legislative, administrative experience", said the PM for Eknath Shinde.

Congratulating BJP leader in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis , PM Modi wrote, “Congratulations to Shri @Dev_FadnavisJi on taking oath as Maharashtra Deputy CM. He is an inspiration for every BJP Karyakarta. His experience and expertise will be an asset for the Government. I am certain he will further strengthen Maharashtra’s growth trajectory. "

30 Jun 2022, 08:01:46 PM IST

Eknath Shinde takes oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Watch

Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde on Thursday, 30 June took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in the presence of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. 

30 Jun 2022, 07:44:04 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as deputy CM of Maharashtra

30 Jun 2022, 07:36:52 PM IST

Eknath Shinde sworn-in as new Maharashtra CM

Eknath Shinde, who had rebelled against the MVA government of Maharashtra, has taken oath as the new chief minister of the state. This comes a day after Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation from the top post.

30 Jun 2022, 07:08:05 PM IST

Fadnavis agrees to join Maharashtra cabinet

Devendra Fadnavis has decided to join the Maharashtra government on the request of BJP chief JP Nadda, said Union home minister Amit Shah in a tweet. 

30 Jun 2022, 06:41:19 PM IST

Requested Devendra Fadnavis to take charge as deputy CM: JP Nadda

BJP national president JP Nadda has said that the party's central leadership wants Devendra Fadnavis to be a part of the Maharashtra government. 

“BJP's central leadership has decided that Devendra Fadnavis should become a part of the government. So, made a personal request to him. The central leadership has said that Devendra Fadnvais should take charge as Deputy CM of Maharashtra," said Nadda.

30 Jun 2022, 06:31:46 PM IST

Strength of Maharashtra assembly

At present, the BJP has 106 MLAs in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and Shinde is leading 39 rebel Shiv Sena legislators and some Independents. After the death of a Shiv Sena MLA recently, the current strength of the Assembly is reduced to 287, thus the majority mark is 144.

30 Jun 2022, 05:35:31 PM IST

Eknath Shinde-led faction celebrates

30 Jun 2022, 05:19:24 PM IST

Our decision in accordance with Balasaheb's Hindutva: Eknath Shinde

Eknath Shinde has claimed that he has 50 MLAs with him, including 40 MLAs from Shiv Sena.

“The decision that we have taken is committed to Balasaheb's Hindutva and for the development work in the constituencies of our MLAs," said Shinde. 

“We went to former CM Thackeray with our constituency's grievances and development work along with advising him on the need for improvement as we started realizing that it would be difficult for us to win the next elections. We demanded a natural alliance with BJP," he added. 

30 Jun 2022, 05:06:59 PM IST

Shiv Sena formed an alliance with those against Hindutva: Devendra Fadnavis

After announcing Shinde's name as the new CM, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis said that in 2019, when Shiv Sena broke its alliance with his party, the former chose to go against Balasaheb Thackeray's ideology. 

“In 2019, BJP and Shiv Sena had an alliance. We got the required numbers in assembly elections. We hoped to form the government but Shiv Sena chose to get into an alliance with those against whom Balasaheb protested throughout his life," said Fadnavis.

30 Jun 2022, 04:41:35 PM IST

Eknath Shinde to be new Maharashtra CM

Devendra Fadnavis has announced that Eknath Shinde will be the new CM of Maharashtra. 

30 Jun 2022, 04:36:26 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis and Eknath Shinde stake claim to form govt

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde on Thursday met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and staked their claim to form the government.

30 Jun 2022, 04:19:22 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis to take oath today, Eknath Shinde  to be deputy: Report

Devendra Fadnavis is likely to be sworn-in as the Maharashtra Chief Minister on Thursday evening, while rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde will take oath as the deputy CM, reported Hindustan Times.

30 Jun 2022, 03:35:29 PM IST

Uddhav faces uphill tasks of revitalizing Shiv Sena

The rebellion in the Shiv Sena not only led to the collapse of the 31-month-long MVA government and the unceremonious exit of Uddhav Thackeray, but also raised question marks about his hold over the party and the very existence of his political outfit, which is being accused of losing its hardline Hindutva identity following a tie-up with the NCP and Congress.

30 Jun 2022, 03:16:21 PM IST

No hindrance from our side to rebels if they tie up with BJP: Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said the rebels have chosen their way and there would be no hindrance from the party in the path of the dissidents to associate with the BJP, and the Sena will play the role of constructive opposition to the new government.

30 Jun 2022, 03:13:30 PM IST

Eknath Shinde arrives at residence of Devendra Fadnavis

Eknath Shinde arrives at the residence of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.

30 Jun 2022, 02:40:03 PM IST

Eknath Shinde lands in Mumbai 

Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde has landed at Mumbai airport from Goa.

30 Jun 2022, 02:23:47 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis, Eknath Shinde likely to meet Guv to stake claim: Report

Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde are likely to meet Governor on Thursday and stake claim to form government, reported news agency ANI, quoting soures.

30 Jun 2022, 01:44:39 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis swearing-in tomorrow: Reports

Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar said, "Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis will decide the oath-taking date and if there will be a swearing-in ceremony tomorrow, then we will go tomorrow (to Mumbai)." 

30 Jun 2022, 12:37:09 PM IST

Shiv Sena rebel MLAs to stay in Goa, Shinde heads to Mumbai

According to reports, Eknath is carrying a letter of support from rebel MLAs for BJP's Devendra Fadnavis to stake claim.

30 Jun 2022, 12:05:02 PM IST

‘No talk with  BJP over ministerial posts,' says Eknath Shinde

Clearing the air around the distribution of portfolio with the BJP, Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde on Thursday said that there has been no discussion with the latter, however, adding that the talks will happen soon.

The leader also asked not to believe the ministerial lists and the rumours surrounding them.

"There has been no discussion with the BJP about the distribution of ministerial seats which and how many ministerial posts, it will happen soon. Until then, please don't believe the ministerial lists and rumours about it," he tweeted.

30 Jun 2022, 12:03:49 PM IST

High Court terms plea against rebel Shiv Sena MLAs as ‘politically induced litigation’

The Bombay High Court has termed as "politically induced litigation" a PIL filed by seven citizens seeking action against dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde and other rebel MLAs of the party, and said it would hear the plea if the petitioners deposit one lakh as security. 

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice M S Karnik also dismissed another public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social worker Hemant Patil seeking registration of an FIR against Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, his son Aaditya Thackeray and party leader Sanjay Raut for "sedition and breach of public peace". 

Both the pleas were filed earlier this week. The petition filed by the seven citizens said Shinde and other rebel MLAs had caused political turmoil and instigated internal disorder. The plea also sought a direction to the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to submit a detailed plan of assurance detailing the process of governance in absence of several of its ministers.

30 Jun 2022, 11:27:17 AM IST

Shiv Sena rebel clan head Eknath Shinde meets other MLAs in Goa

The meeting of rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde and other MLAs is underway in Goa to discuss the further course of action after the Uddhav Thackeray government crumbled on Wednesday.

The meeting was scheduled to take place this morning before the faction leaves for Mumbai, Deepak Kesarkar told ANI.

Notably, the camp was supposed to return to Mumbai early morning, had there been a Floor Test against the Uddhav government. With the cancellation of the test, the MLAs are likely to depart from Goa after a night layover from Guwahati.

30 Jun 2022, 11:17:18 AM IST

Congress MLAs in a huddle over political crisis in the state

Congress MLAs will discuss the current political situation in Maharashtra today, meeting will be held in Vidhan Bhavan

30 Jun 2022, 11:13:32 AM IST

BJP core committee meeting underway at Devendra Fadnavis' residence

A meeting of the BJP core committee is underway at Sagar Bungalow, the residence of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis where he is joined by Maharashtra BJP in-charge CT Ravi, party leaders Chandrakant Patil, Girish Mahajan, Praveen Darekar and others.

30 Jun 2022, 10:43:58 AM IST

Maharashtra Assembly special session postponed, no Floor Test today

Maharashtra Assembly Secretary Rajendra Bhagwat has informed all state MLAs that as per the Governor's orders the special session that was scheduled on Thursday will now not be convened.

The special Assembly was scheduled today with the only agenda of a Trust Vote against the Maha Vikas Aghadi government led by Uddhav Thackeray Minister who resigned as chief minister late Wednesday evening.

In a circular, Rajendra Bhagwat, Principal Secretary, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, informed all state MLAs that as per the Governor's orders, there's no need for a floor test now, so today's special session will not be convened.

The Floor Test that was convened by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was challenged in the Supreme Court by the Shiv Sena. The apex court, however, declined to stay the Floor Test and in its observation said that the floor of the House was the only way to settle these issues of democracy.

30 Jun 2022, 10:30:33 AM IST

‘Shiv Sena is not born for power, power is born for Shiv Sena,’ says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today claimed, ‘we got emotional yesterday when Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Chief Minister. Everyone has faith in Uddhav Thackeray; people of every caste & religion support him.’ he further went on to add, "Shiv Sena is not born for power, power is born for Shiv Sena. This has always been Balasaheb Thackeray's mantra. We will work & come to power on our own once again: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut


30 Jun 2022, 10:25:27 AM IST

Eknath Shinde to address rebel Sena MLAs before they leave for Mumbai

30 Jun 2022, 10:22:21 AM IST

Sanjay Raut sums up Maharashtra loss in a photo

In a tweet captioned, “This is exactly what happened!" Shiv Sena leader posted a cartoon with backstab marks in a clear indication to the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs who left Uddhav Thackeray's team to support help BJP return to power in Maharashtra

30 Jun 2022, 10:22:21 AM IST

Fadnavis set to return as Maharashtra Chief Minister

Morning after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister the BJP is likely to hold a series of meetings to deliberate on the formation of government in the state along with the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs. Devendra Fadnavis would approach the Governor to stake claim to form the government, which the Shinde faction would back with their 39 Shiv Sena MLAs and other independents.

Last night, a number of MLAs flocked to the residence of former chief minister Fadnavis and exchanged greetings and sweets after the Thackeray government fell.

The BJP has asked all its MLAs to be present in Mumbai. Meanwhile, party's state unit chief Chandrakant Patil said that Eknath Shinde, who led the faction of rebel MLAs and had been staying in Guwahati since June 22, along with Fadnavis will decide the next course of action.

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