Eknath Shinde sworn in as Maharashtra CM and Devendra Fadnavis as deputy

Jun 30, 2022 05:55 pm

The rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Devendra Fadnavis as his deputy.

Devendra Fadnavis had earlier today announced that rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be sworn in as the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Fadnavis denied of himself returning as the CM.

Fadnavis and Shinde earlier met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan where they staked claim for government formation in Maharashtra. Fadnavis had mentioned that Shinde alone will take oath of office at 7.30 pm, and cabinet expansion will take place later, Fadnavis said at a press conference at Raj Bhavan premises after meeting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari along with Shinde.

“I will not betray the faith Fadnavis has placed in me,” Shinde told the media. The BJP will extend support to Shinde’s group, said Fadnavis, a former chief minister and currently leader of opposition in the Assembly. BJP is the single largest party in the legislature.

Meanwhile, Fadnavis had earlier stated that he will stay out of the government but will ensure its smooth functioning.

Yesterday late evening Uddhav Thackeray had resigned as the CM of Maharashtra upon refusal by SC to stay the floor test.