Eknath Shinde on Thursday was sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, while BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister. Thursday was a day of surprising statements, which dramatically ended more than a week of political crisis in the state.
Reasons why Eknath Shinde became CM of Maharashtra
1. In 2019, the BJP and Shiv Sena competed and won the state assembly elections by alliance. But after the results, the coalition collapsed on the question of who would fill the post of prime minister. Soon after, BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis stunned the political world by taking the oath as Prime Minister early in the morning with the support of Ajit Pawar of the NCP. The hasty alliance did not last, but the move presented the BJP as a party yearning for power. Now the BJP is destroying that image. By giving Eknath Shinde the leadership of Maharashtra, the BJP is projecting the image of a party that does not run behind power.
BJP played the Maratha card by making Shinde as CM, poised to benefit in 2024 by weakening Shiv Sena.
2. While resigning as CM of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray kept stating that the BJP had stabbed him in the back. During his resignation letter, Uddhav said, “You [भाजपा] An unaccompanied son has been dropped. “In terms of voters, this story had the potential to make emotional and political payoffs for Uddhav.
3. It is clear that the BJP wants to create an image that is actually supported by the legacy of Blasaheb, the founder of Shiv Sena. Devendra Fadnavis himself announced during Thursday’s press conference that Eknath Shinde will be the CM from Maharashtra. During this he said many things. He said that after all, only “Shiv Saink” is sitting in the prime minister’s chair, which also “a dream without a companion” came true.
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4. Recent developments in Maharashtra have raised a question: Who is the real Shiv Sena? This question may not be answered for some time, but with the appointment of Eknath Shinde as Prime Minister, who has been outspoken to carry forward Balasaheb’s true legacy, it will be easier for the BJP to claim the real Shiv Sena party at the 2024 elections come with.