In a shocking turn of events, Fadnavis announced that Shinde would be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra. However, there was speculation that Fadnavis would be sworn in as chief minister for the third time with the support of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath. Despite being the largest party in the Maharashtra Assembly, the BJP declared support to the Shinde faction. However, Fadnavis was also told that he would not join the new government. “I will stay out of the government, however, to ensure smooth functioning of the government, which has come up as an alternative after the resignation of Uddhav Thackeray,” he said.
Later BJP president J. P. Following instructions from top party officials like Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two-time former CM Fadnavis finally agreed to join the new regime as No. 2 (Deputy CM). In a series of tweets, Nadda said the BJP has decided to support Eknath Shinde, who has a big heart for the good of the people of Maharashtra. “Even Devendra Fadnavis has taken a big heart to join the cabinet, which shows his devotion to the people of Maharashtra,” he said.
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“By appointing Shinde as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the BJP has proved once again that its objective is not to seize power, but to serve the country and the people of Maharashtra under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. . According to party sources, the two-member cabinet will soon be expanded to include more MLAs from the Shinde faction of Shiv Sena and BJP ministers.
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