Mumbai: Siv Sena leader Eknath Shinde took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The oath was in the presence of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Mumbai’s Raj Bhawan. Devendra Fadnavis sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister.
Eknath Shinde is the 20th CM of Maharashtra. The decision on the new Chief Minister was declared in a press meet in the evening in Mumbai.
Eknath Shinde took oath a day after Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation soon after the Supreme Court’s verdict that granted floor test. Uddhav Thackeray submitted his resignation letter to the Governor last night itself.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadavis. PM took twitter to say,” 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.”
Narendra Modi tweeted while wishing Devendra Fadnavis as Deputy Chief Minister. The tweet read as, “Congratulations to Shri @Dev_Fadnavis
Ji on taking oath as Maharashtra Deputy CM. He is an inspiration for every BJP Karyakarta. His experience and expertise will be an asset for the Government. I am certain he will further strengthen Maharashtra’s growth trajectory.