Uddhav Thackeray Removes Eknath Shinde From Party Positions: The political drama in Maharashtra intensified on Friday (July 1). Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray demoted Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde.
The political crisis in Maharashtra was brought on by Shinde’s rebellion against his predecessor, Uddhav, and the decision of other MLAs who supported him to remain in Guwahati.
According to a Shiv Sena statement, Shinde has been expelled from the organization for engaging in “anti-party actions.” Wednesday saw Uddhav Thackeray’s resignation (June 29).
Earlier on Friday, the former chief minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, criticized the BJP for electing the rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde to the position of the chief minister.
He claimed that if the former ally partner had agreed to this earlier, there wouldn’t have been a Maha Vikas Aghadi in the state.
After the 2019 Assembly elections in the state, the Shiv Sena and the BJP split up because the former wanted 2.5 years of Chief Ministership for each party throughout the five-year tenure, while the latter had refused.
Then, the Shiv Sena allied with the opposition NCP and Congress to create the government.
When discussing the swearing-in ceremony for Devendra Fadnavis, who was sworn in as his deputy, and Shinde, who was selected as the Chief Minister, Thackeray remarked, “Regarding what transpired yesterday, I already advised Amit Shah that a Shiv Sena CM should be in place for 2.5 years (during Shiv Sena-BJP alliance). Maha Vikas Aghadi would not have existed if they had carried out this action sooner.”
The Shiv Sena leader attacked Shinde, who spearheaded the mutiny against Thackeray that lasted for more than a week and ended with Thackeray resigning from office, and said that the new chief minister was not from his party, as the BJP had intended.
He said he had discussed the division of the Chief Ministerial seat for 2.5 years each with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in 2019. “I had expressed my concerns to Amit Shah on how the government was formed and the appointment of a purported Shiv Sena member as chief minister.
This could have been handled with decency. The Shiv Sena was formally on your side (at that time). Eknath Shinde is not a Shiv Sena chief minister, “declared Thackeray.
On July 4, a vote of confidence will be taken to confirm the Maharashtra administration of Eknath Shinde’s majority in the State Assembly. The Maharashtra Assembly’s Special Session will occur on July 3 and 4.