That was said by the BJP leader in Eknath Shinde, “a Shiv Sainik has become the CM”. “The BJP-Shiv Sena pre-poll alliance received the mandate in 2019,” he said, “but the majority was deliberately taken away from us”.
He was alluding to the Shiv Sena, led by Uddhav Thackeray, leaving the BJP to form the government with the Congress and NCP in a deal that collapsed last week after Eknath Shinde led a rebellion inside the Sena.
The Shiv Sena leader in the House and Chief Minister Mr. Shinde’s status as the new government’s majority leader were both cemented after the new administration’s 164-99 victory in today’s trust vote.
When MLA Pratap Sarnaik cast a vote in favour of the Shinde-Fadnavis administration, the opposition yelled “ED.” Sarnaik has already had properties worth over Rs 11 crore attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in relation to a scam involving the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL).
“With Eknath Shinde, we have once again formed our government with Shiv Sena,” said Mr Fadnavis, a former chief minister. “I became Deputy CM as per my party’s command.”
“I would have even sat at home had the party told me to,” he added, “The same party that made me a CM. Today I tell you that there will never be a tussle for power in this government; we’ll continue cooperating.”
Speaking after the floor test, Devendra Fadnavis pledged his unwavering support for Shinde. He continued by saying that Shinde will have a prosperous term as chief minister of Maharashtra.
Fadnavis declared: “I declared the Maha Aghadi Vikas (MVA) was unnatural when it initially emerged. I had received insults back then. But now that I’m back, Shinde is with me.” When someone insulted him, he threatened to avenge them, but he later clarified that his plan was to forgive them.