BJP’s Masterstroke? Eknath Shinde Sworn In As CM Of Maharashtra, Fadnavis To Be Deputy CM

The Bhartiya Janata Party, moreover since the Modi-Shah rule, is well known for its surprising decisions. In Maharashtra, where Shivsena rebel Eknath Shinde along with 39 party MLAs and other independents, camped out at a resort in Guwahati against the MVA government, it was expected that this rebel group would extend its support to the BJP and Devendra Fadnavis would again be the CM of Maharashtra.

Even the media was speculating that the new CM would be Fadnavis, but shockingly and surprisingly, the BJP decided to support the Eknath Shinde group, giving the CM post to Shinde, while the deputy CM post to former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. BJP chief JP Nadda has called it a “tyag” for the progress of Maharashtra. 

With Eknath Shinde becoming the chief minister, the Udhav Thackeray group, which was blaming the BJP and Devendra Fadnavis to be power hungry and chair hungary, faced a big jolt. Though the hearing in the Supreme Court will take place on July 11, the challenges for Uddhav Thackeray to save the party, its remaining MLAs, MPs and organization, have increased. 

While the Congress party has called it the government of “ED”. On the other hand, the income tax department has issued a notice to NCP chief and former CM Sharad Pawar. Though the MVA government no longer exists, but split in Shivsena, would benefit the NCP and the Congress party on the ground level, especially in the rural areas of Maharashtra.

With this, the troubles for Uddhav Thackeray have risen now. It’s for the first time that Shivsena has suffered such a huge split. Earlier too, former CM Narayan Rane and then Chhagan Bhujbal quit the party with more than 10 MLAs, but the majority stood intact with the Thackeray family. This time, with such a large split, the Thackeray family has faced a big jolt in Maharashtra.

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