Mumbai: As Shiv Sena politician Eknath Shinde took oath as the Mahrashtra Chief Minister BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis as the Deputy CM, Congress has accused the BJP government of capturing power “unethically” by use of money and muscle power, and condemned it for destablising democratically elected governments.
On Thursday, Eknath Shinde took oath as the Mahrashtra Chief Minister at the Raj Bhawan and BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis as the Deputy Chief Minister just hours after he renounced any position in the Maharashtra government.
Earlier this week, Fadnavis sprung a surprise when he announced that Eknath Shinde will be the next chief minister. His announcement defied expectations that he would return to the post with the support of the rebel faction.
The BJP claims they have the support of over 170 MLAs to form the new government. Modi had also congratulated Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis after the two took the oath.
Pertinently, Uddhav Thackeray resigned as the Chief Minister on Wednesday, minutes after the Supreme Court ruled that he must prove today that his government still has a majority.