Shinde directs Raigad and Ratnagiri collectors to take precautions against heavy rain
CM Eknath Shinde directs the district collectors of Raigad and Ratnagiri to take precaustions in view of the heavy rains there. Some rivers have reached the warning level: Chief Minister's Office
Did not give Aaditya Thackeray's name for disqualification: Bharat Gogawale
"We have given notices to disqualify all the MLAs who defied our whip. We have not given Aaditya Thackeray's name due to our respect for Balasaheb Thackeray. The CM will take a call on this," said Shiv Sena chief whip Bharat Gogawale
CM Eknath Shinde speaks:
On development in the state: "We will cut VAT on petroleum to provide relief to the people of the state. When the Central government comes with any state government, the development speed increases multifold in that state. We will surely get benefity from Devendra Fadnavis' experience."
On cabinet expansion and Uddhav Thackeray-led camp: "We will see about cabinet expansion. The Uddhav Thackeray camp are regularly going to courts and even today went to the Supreme Court. Bharat Gogawale is our Whip and I am the legislative party leader. Action will be taken against those who violated our Whip."
On Presidential polls: "All the MLAs who voted in our favour today will support Draupadi Murmu in the Presidential polls. Sharad Pawar is a big leader, but whatever he says is just the opposite of the fact. We will complete two-and-a-half years of governance. Next time, we will have 200 MLAs, 100 ours and 100 BJPs."
Fadnavis on Ajit Pawar becoming the Leader of Opposition
Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis' office's official Twitter handle tweeted that he congratulated Ajit Pawar on being named the Leader of Opposition. He said Pawar is a free-spirited and kind-hearted person. Discipline and punctuality are his special qualities. He has made his mark everywhere from co-operation to politics, Fadnavis said.
Rs21 crore for development of Hirkani village: CM Eknath Shinde
CM Eknath Shinde took to Twitter to announce Rs21 crore for the overall development of the Hirkani village at the foothills of Raigad. In another tweet, he said the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance aims to make Maharashtra a farmer suicide-free state
Maharashtra urban development minister and Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde pushed the ruling Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Agahdi (MVA) government into a political crisis on Tuesday after he, along with 10 other MLAs moved to a hotel in Gujarat's Surat. 14 other MLAs have also turned rebels, according to reports. Shinde is expected to address the media today, while Congress and Shiv Sena have been holding meetings to assess the situation.
CM Eknath Shinde addresses Maharashtra Assembly after winning the trust vote
- Will take Balasaheb Thackeray's legacy forward
- MLAs have shown faith in me
- Initially, I was supposed to be made CM in the MVA government. But later Ajit Dada (Ajit Pawar) or someone said that I should not be made CM. I had no problem and I told Uddhav ji to go ahead, and that I was with him. I never eyed that post.
Maharashtra Congress-in-charge HK Patil refutes reports of Congress pulling out of MVA alliance
"I saw some reports stating Congress likely to pull out of the MVA alliance in Maharashtra. It is false. Congress has neither discussed this nor decided on anything. The rumours are far away from the truth. MVA alliance is stable," says Patil.