Days after the revolt against Uddhav Thackeray, rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Thursday.
Mumbai: Claiming to be involved in anti-party activities, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday sacked newly elected Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde from all positions of the party. Shinde’s removal from party posts came a day after his swearing in as state chief minister as the Shiv Sena alleged his involvement in anti-party activities.
The party, in a statement, said that the action was initiated as the rebel MLA has given up his membership from the party. “He was been sacked for involving in activities against the party,” the statement said.
Days after the revolt against Uddhav Thackeray, rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde Eknath Shinde was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Thursday. Besides this, former state chief minister and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was also took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
After heightened political drama in Maharashtra for over a week, Wednesday things settled after the Supreme Court turned down a Shiv Sena plea to stop a floor test ordered by the Governor and subsequently, Uddhav Thackeray quit as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Thackeray announced his decision through Facebook live and in some time, reached the Governor’s house and submitted his resignation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had congratulated both Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis for swearing in as chief minister and deputy chief minister of the state. Modi, in a tweet, said, “I would like to congratulate Shri @mieknathshinde Ji on taking oath as Maharashtra CM. A grassroots level leader, he brings with him rich political, legislative and administrative experience. I am confident that he will work towards taking Maharashtra to greater heights.”