Today, as the newly formed allies work to develop their council of ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis are due to meet.
Additionally, Mr Shinde and Mr Fadnavis are anticipated to pay courtesy calls on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. Mr Shinde and Mr Fadnavis took office on June 30, a day after the former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned in the face of a fierce uprising.
The two Maharashtra leaders reportedly met with Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday night. They went through the general terms of the arrangement for power-sharing between the BJP and the Shinde-led Shiv Sena group.
On Friday night, Mr Shah said on Twitter, “I am convinced that under the leadership of Narendra Modi, both of you will serve the people diligently and propel Maharashtra to higher heights of prosperity.”
Before a pivotal Supreme Court hearing on a plea filed by the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena seeking to disqualify Eknath Shinde and 15 MLAs on July 11, Mr Shinde and Mr Fadnavis visited the nation’s capital.
In the nation’s capital, Mr Shinde told reporters, “We have trust in the courts,” adding that the Shiv Sena MLAs who back the group he is in charge of are two-thirds of the party.
Before the break brought on by Eknath Shinde’s uprising, the Shiv Sena had 55 MLAs. Mr Shinde received backing from over 40 Shiv Sena MLAs and independents, and MLAs from minor parties.
He referred to the choice of the recently elected Speaker Rahul Narwekar, saying, “The Speaker has also offered us recognition.”
After rebelling against then-chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and leaving the Shiv Sena with a sizable number of MLAs, Mr Shinde was sworn in as chief minister on June 30 with the backing of the BJP. This action caused the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government to dissolve.
The Maharashtra Assembly voted in favour of Eknath Shinde for trust on July 4.