Rebel Shiv Sena Eknath Shinde will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra at 7:30 pm, said BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis. The announcement came shortly after Fadnavis and rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde went to meet Governor BS Koshyari at Raj Bhavan to stake a claim to form the government. Udhhav Thackeray had resigned from the chief minister’s post shortly after the Supreme Court refused to stay the floor test order on Wednesday.
Shinde as CM bad news for Thackeray camp: Omar Abdullah
The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, has said EknathShinde as the new CM is very bad news for the UddhavThackarey faction of Shiv Sena.He took to Twitter and further wrote, “Uddhav was probably counting on a BJP CM giving him a political weapon to target Shinde with. This makes the job of rebuilding their Shiv Sena much more difficult for Thackerays.”