Devendra Fadnavis and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde met late Friday night to talk about power sharing, days after Ajit Pawar’s split Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) group joined the Maharashtra coalition government.
After the addition of a third ally, Ajit Pawar, who was sworn in as deputy chief minister on Sunday, Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis discussed a cabinet enlargement in the meeting that went till two in the morning.
After the Shinde camp denied rumours that its MLAs had expressed discomfort over Ajit Pawar’s joining the ruling coalition, the discussions took place a short while later. Eknath Shinde, according to the party, has no intention of resigning his position as chief minister.
The CM said, we are resignation takers, not resignation givers. He leads by being patient and guiding everyone along. All of these claims of discontent are being done to discredit Eknath Shinde, said Shiv Sena leader Uday Samant. Yesterday, all the MLAs and MPs reposed faith in Eknath Shinde.
Eknath Shinde additionally denied any divisions within the party. With three parties now making up our government, we have more over 200 MLAs. The power of our government is only increasing. The Chief Minister declared they have PM Modi and Amit Shah’s support.
After the Ajit Pawar-led section of the NCP entered the state government, certain Shiv Sena members reportedly voiced their worries. The statement made by Ajit Pawar that he wants to be the Chief Minister has caused a stir in the political world.
12 rebels, including Sharad Pawar’s nephew Ajit Pawar and his former top aide Praful Patel, were ejected from the NCP yesterday by the veteran leader. The Ajit Pawar side responded angrily to Sharad Pawar’s national executive meeting in Delhi, claiming it has no legal sanctity.
After the meeting, Sharad Pawar responded to his nephew’s remark about his age by telling the reporters, he is still effective, whether I am 82 or 92. When questioned if his nephew cheated on him. No, he responded, the party is supreme, and I am bound by the party’s decision, he said.
According to Ajit Pawar, his party is the true NCP, and it has obtained the name and symbol of the organisation from the Election Commission. He currently seems to have the backing of 32 MLAs. There are 14 supporters of Sharad Pawar. But before the election board will take his claim into consideration, he needs 36 MLAs or a two-thirds majority among the party’s 53 legislators.
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