Eknath Shinde, the recently appointed chief minister of Maharashtra, and Devendra Fadnavis, his deputy, met with Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday.
The three politicians spoke on various topics, including the upcoming formation of the Maharashtra government.
“Eknath Shinde, the newly elected chief minister of Maharashtra, and Devendra Fadnavis, his deputy, visited with him and offered their best wishes. I am certain that both of you will lead Maharashtra to new heights of development while working under the direction of Narendra Modi ji, “Shah posted in a tweet.
The new Maharashtra government’s Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister have already taken the oath of office; the other ministries will follow.
According to sources, more than a dozen members of the Mr Shinde group might become ministers. Along with Mr Shinde, the Uddhav government’s eight current ministers had joined his uprising. They might all be reinstated as ministers in such a case.
Eknath Sinde will be in Delhi tomorrow to meet with JP Nadda, the president of the BJP, President Ram Nath Kovind, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While his meeting with the President will take place in the morning, he will meet with PM Modi in the evening.
Eknath Shinde led a group of Sena MLAs that rebelled against the MVA administration earlier in June, costing the MVA government its majority in the Maharashtra parliament. Thackeray, the leader of the Shiv Sena, resigned as CM before a floor test.
With a 164-99 victory on Monday, the newly elected Eknath Shinde-led administration in Maharashtra proved its majority and solidified his status as the state’s chief minister and Shiv Sena leader. Mr Shinde received 164 votes in support, while the newly created BJP-Shinde camp combination received 99 votes against it.
A day after Rahul Narwekar of the BJP was chosen as the Assembly Speaker; the trust vote took place. On Sunday, Narwekar accepted the election of Mr Gogawale as the Shiv Sena’s chief whip and reinstalled Mr Shinde as the party’s parliamentary party leader.
Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde faction submitted a petition to Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar on Monday calling for the suspension of 16 party MLAs from Uddhav Thackeray’s camp for whip violations after the Maharashtra government won the confidence vote in the state Assembly.
16 MLAs will get a notification that they will be suspended, according to the Speaker’s office. Mr Gogawale had also given the party MLAs orders to stay in the Vidhan Sabha for the floor test.