PM Modi congratulates ‘grassroots level leader’ Eknath Shinde on becoming Maharashtra CM

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After rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and called him a ‘grassroots level leader’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI/File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and hailed him as a ‘grassroots level leader’. PM Modi said that Shinde brings with him rich political, legislative and administrative experience.

PM Modi tweeted, “I would like to congratulate Shri @mieknathshinde Ji on taking oath as Maharashtra CM. A grassroots level leader, he brings with him rich political, legislative and administrative experience. I am confident that he will work towards taking Maharashtra to greater heights.” (sic)

Meanwhile, Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra today. After initial reluctance, Fadnavis agreed to be part of the Maharashtra government. BJP chief JP Nadda confirmed the news through a tweet.

PM Modi also congratulated Devendra Fadnavis on taking oath as the Deputy CM of Maharashtra and said that he is an inspiration for every BJP karyakarta.

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EKNATH SHINDE TAKES OATH AS MAHA CM

On Thursday, rebel Shiv Sena leader, who spearheaded the political crisis in Maharashtra leading to the collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra at 7.30 pm.

The announcement came shortly after Fadnavis and Eknath Shinde went to meet Governor BS Koshyari at Raj Bhavan to stake a claim to form the government. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has resigned as the Maharashtra Chief Minister as the Supreme Court refused to stay a floor test ordered by the Governor to prove a majority. NCP chief Sharad Pawar also congratulated Eknath Shinde on being named as the new chief minister of Maharashtra.



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