Eknath Shinde sworn in as new CM of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis as deputy CM

The oath-taking ceremony was conducted at Raj Bhawan in the presence of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

On Thursday, June 30, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde took oath as the new chief minister of Maharashtra. BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis became the new deputy chief minister of the state.

The oath-taking ceremony was conducted at Raj Bhawan in the presence of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. PM Narendra congratulated the duo and said that they will take Maharashtra to greater heights.

Yesterday, Uddhav Thackeray resigned as the chief minister of Maharashtra post the Supreme Court’s decision to conduct the floor test in the state assembly tomorrow.

“In a democracy, heads are counted to show numbers. I am not interested in that. I don’t want to play these games. Tomorrow, they will say that they have brought down Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray’s son,” said Uddhav Thackeray in his address to the state. Thackeray has said that he will also resign as a member of the legislative assembly.

The tussle between Shiv Sena’s rebel MLAs and Uddhav Thackeray has finally concluded. Earlier there were reports that Devendra Fadnavis will be the new CM of Maharashtra but Fadnavis rejected the offer and opted for the Dy CM.