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The political turmoil in Maharashtra came to an end yesterday as Uddhav Thackeray resigned as the CM. This came minutes after the Supreme Court refused to stay the floor test on June 30 as directed by Governor BS Koshyari. Thackeray also declared that he will resign as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, June 30, 2022, 10:20 PM IST
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Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde takes oath as Chief Minister of state |
30 June 2022 08:15 AM IST

Ahead of floor test, Mumbai police deploy 5,500 personnel to ensure law and order

30 June 2022 08:51 AM IST

"As they began losing power they took this decision...I want to tell Uddhav Ji that history can't be changed, can change names...You're setting a great example of cheap politics. Only people can decide which name of Aurangabad will stay, " said Imtiaz Jaleel, AIMIM MP

30 June 2022 09:13 AM IST

Maharashtra Assembly Secretary Rajendra Bhagwat informs all state MLAs that as per Governor's orders, there's no need for a floor test now, so today's special session will not be convened

30 June 2022 10:22 AM IST
30 June 2022 10:22 AM IST

Maharashtra NCP chief refutes allegations of rebels

State NCP chief Jayant Patil, who held the Water Resources & CAD department, hailed CM Thackeray for his good governance during his stint in power. While speaking to the media, Patil lamented the Shiv Sena rebels. He also shared figures to dismiss their allegations that the state government allocated funds for development work in their constituencies rather than to NCP legislators.

30 June 2022 10:22 AM IST

Eknath Shinde to address rebel MLAs at Goa's The Taj around 10 am.

30 June 2022 10:22 AM IST

All Congress MLAs to shortly meet at Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan to discuss the current political situation

30 June 2022 10:22 AM IST

Only Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister may take oath in 48 hours: Reports

30 June 2022 10:22 AM IST

Uddhav Thackeray visits temple after quitting as Maha CM

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

Shiv Sena alleges backstabbing

While speaking to the media on Thursday morning, Sanjay Raut also said, "We got emotional yesterday when Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Chief Minister. Everyone has faith in Uddhav Thackeray; people of every caste & religion support him. Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar trust him."

"Our people only backstabbed us. The rebel MLAs had a contract to break the MVA government. Shiv Sena is not born for power, power is born for Shiv Sena. This has always been Balasaheb Thackeray's mantra. We will work & come to power on our own once again."

Further speaking about his ED summons, Raut said, "I will be going to the Enforcement Directorate office tomorrow." ED had issued a second summon to Raut, asking him to appear on July 1 in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case.

30 June 2022 10:22 AM IST

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar to chair party meeting at YB Chavan Centre shortly

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

Congress takes a dig at BJP

Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Sachin Sawant wrote, "Public notice- A washing machine has been started in the BJP office from today. Please note."

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

Several hours after Thackeray's resignation, Shiv Sena rebel and BJP MLA get death threats

Rebel Sena MLA Balaji Kinikar and BJP MLA Prasad Lad revealed that they were getting death threats.

A police official said that an anonymous letter was received at Kinikar's office in Ambernath. The letter alleged that the rebel MLA has been 'troubling' Shiv Sainiks in the town and thus, he will be killed one day.

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

Eknath Shinde says 'No discussion about portfolios with BJP yet'

Taking to Twitter, Shinde said, "Venerable Hindu Heart Emperor Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray's idea of Hindutva, Dharmaveer Anand Dighe Saheb's teachings, overall development of Maharashtra and development works in the constituency of MLAs is our focus."

In a following tweet, he added, "There has been no discussion with the BJP about which and how many ministerial posts, it will happen soon. Until then, please don't believe the ministerial lists and rumors about it."

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

'Uddhav Thackeray should've faced trust vote': Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat

Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat says, "I feel that he (Uddhav Thackeray) should've faced trust vote but he gave his farewell speech at the end of Cabinet meeting itself. Uddhav Thackeray is a sensitive person with simple nature. He did not like a few things, so he resigned."

"All our MLAs were present for trust vote today. But now the next strategy will be discussed in today's meeting (in Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan)... there's no dispute in Congress regarding the name change of Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar," he added.

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

Bombay HC hears two PILs on the political crisis in the state

Bombay High Court is currently hearing two PILs- First plea is for Eknath Shinde and others to resume work while the second PIL urges registration of an FIR against Uddhav Thackeray, who resigned as CM yesterday, and others. The bench is led by CJ Dipankar Datta.

HC directs petitioners in first PIL against Shinde to deposit cost of Rs. 1 lakh as a pre-condition for the petition to be heard.

"Prime facie we find PIL is politically induced and made without requisite research before invoking PIL jurisdiction," the court said.

The bench has dismissed second petition by Hemant Patil seeking FIR against Thackeray, with liberty to approach the magistrates court.

"What does the CrPC provide? Move a private complaint. Anyone can file a complaint. Dismissed with liberty," the bench said.

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

Key meeting of rebel MLAs underway in Goa

Eknath Shinde is likely to return to Mumbai after a meeting with other rebel MLAs at Goa's The Taj hotel. BJP MLAs are also currently staying at the same hotel.

In the meeting, Shinde is briefing rebel MLAs on how to address the people in their constituencies about their decision to switch sides.

Additionally, BJP national general secretary CT Ravi has reached Devendra Fadnavis' Mumbai residence.

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

BJP core meeting underway

A meeting of the BJP core committee is currently underway at Devendra Fadnavis' residence 'Sagar'. State BJP in-charge CT Rave, other party leaders Chandrakant Patil, Girish Mahajan, Praveen Darekar and several others are present.

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

Infighting in Congress over Aurangabad renaming

There is anger in Congress over the name change of Aurangabad. In the meeting held earlier today, Muslim MLAs and leaders of the party protested against the renaming of Aurangabad and Osmanabad. Reportedly, over 200 Muslim MLAs have tendered their resignations.

30 June 2022 12:08 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister takes a swipe at the collapse of the MVA administration

Taking to Twitter, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said, "My country is changing...Maharashtra is the state where for the first time a government has fallen in the name of Hindutva. Sanjay Raut Ji, your MLAs were not kidnapped and saffronized. The effect of Hanuman Chalisa is that forty MLAs left in forty days."

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Eknath Shinde to leave for Mumbai by 1 pm; other rebel MLAs won't accompany him

A meeting is also likely to take place between Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis at the Taj President President Hotel in Mumbai in the evening.

30 June 2022 12:35 PM IST

'No discussions with BJP on ministerial posts so far', says Eknath Shinde

Clearing the air around the distribution of portfolio with the BJP, Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde on Thursday said that there has been no discussion with the latter, however, adding that the talks will happen soon.

The leader also asked not to believe the ministerial lists and the rumours surrounding them.

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Rebel Sena leader Eknath Shinde leaves Goa for Mumbai

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde along with Maharashtra BJP MLA Ravindra Chavan left Goa for Mumbai on Thursday afternoon, where he is scheduled to meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

30 June 2022 01:14 PM IST

The lesser MP Sanjay Raut, the better. There is no truth in the news that we celebrated CM Uddhav Thackeray's resignation: Rebel MLA Deepak Kesarkar

30 June 2022 01:14 PM IST

Amid political crisis in Maharashtra, Raj Thackeray tweets against Uddhav-led Sena on Twitter

30 June 2022 01:34 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis, Eknath Shinde and BJP core committee likely to meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at 3 pm today

30 June 2022 01:34 PM IST

Eknath Shinde camp is likely to send letter to Election Commission to stake claim on Shiv Sena

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis likely to take oath as chief minister of Maharashtra tomorrow: Reports

Eknath Shinde is likely to be sworn in as the Deputy chief minister.

Devendra Fadnavis likely to take oath as chief minister of Maharashtra tomorrow: Reports

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Rebel camp spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar says 'if there is oath taking ceremony tomorrow, then we will go to Mumbai tomorrow'

Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis will decide the oath-taking date. It is the prerogative of the Governor to give him that date. Our negotiations have already started and we will form a government.

"If there will be a swearing-in ceremony tomorrow, then we will go tomorrow (to Mumbai)," he added.

"We were against our allies (NCP and Congress). We never intended to disrespect Uddhav ji. People voted for us as Shiv Sena-NJP alliance. Sanjay Raut's statement was very wrong. He called us backstabbers which is wrong. Balasaheb Thackeray made an alliance with BJP and we want the same," the politician stated.

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Congress leaders arrive at Uddhav Thackeray's Mumbai residence

Congress leaders have reached at Thackeray's personal residence, 'Matoshree'. Reportedly, Prithviraj Chavan, Yashomati Thakur, Nana Patole, Balasaheb Thorat and Zeeshan Siddiqui along with Shiv Sena's Subhash Desai and Chandrakant Khaire are present.

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

On behalf of the Eknath Shinde camp, a whip has been issued today demanding all the MLAs to reach the Taj Convention in Goa: Reports

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Eknath Shinde gets Z category security cover

Eknath Shinde, who travelled to Mumbai from Goa to meet the Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari and former CM Devendra Fadnavis, has been granted a Z category security cover by the Centre.

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Rebel Sena camp leader Eknath Shinde arrives in Mumbai

Eknath Shinde is likely to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Devendra Fadnavis soon to stake a claim for the formation of a new government. Reportedly, Fadnavis and Shinde will hold a joint press conference after meeting the Governor.

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

BJP leader Girish Mahajan claims support of 170 MLAs: Reports

The BJP's strength in the House is 106, and it claims to have the support of at least 14 legislators, along with 50 rebel MLAs support.

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel takes a dig at BJP

Speaking to the media over the political crisis in Maharashtra, the Chhattisgarh CM said, "BJP is unable to tolerate the opposition. They (BJP) were engaged in toppling the government through 'saam daam, dand, bhed' and were successful in that. I think this is not fair for democracy."

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Shinde reaches Fadnavis residence after landing; likely to discuss ministerial positions

30 June 2022 04:01 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis and Eknath Shinde expected to take oath around 7 pm today: SourcesΒ 

Both the leaders have reached Raj Bhavan to meet Governor BS Koshyari.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis and Eknath Shinde meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj BhavanMumbai

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

On one hand, Shiv Sena opposed Dawood (Ibrahim) and on the other hand, they kept such a man in the cabinet who went to jail on allegations of helping Dawood. They were in alliance with someone who insulted Savarkar: Devendra Fadnavis & Eknath Shinde hold a joint press conference

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Shiv Sena formed an alliance with those who are against Hindutva & Savarkar. Shiv Sena insulted the mandate of the people: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Eknath Shinde to be new Chief Minister; Devendra Fadnavis won't be part of govt

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Shiv Sena MLAs were demanding that the alliance with Congress and NCP should be ended but Uddhav Thackeray ignored these MLAs and gave priority to MVA alliance partners, that's why these MLAs intensified their voices: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

BJP's shock move: Devendra Fadnavis won't be part of Maharashtra govt, Eknath Shinde to be CM

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Fadnavis made me Chief Minister by showing generosity: Eknath Shinde

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Mumbai: Supporters of Maharashtra CM-designate Eknath Shinde celebrate outside Vidhan Bhavan.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Eknath Shinde-faction MLAs, staying at a hotel in Goa, celebrate following his name being announced as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

The new government in Maharashtra will get the backing of PM Modi, Amit Shah and J P Nadda: Eknath Shinde.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Sharad Pawar, Jayant Patil congratulate Eknath Shinde on Twitter

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

"...BJP's central leadership has decided that Devendra Fadnavis should become a part of the Govt. So, made a personal request to him and Central leadership has said that Devendra Fadnvais should take charge as Deputy CM of Maharashtra..," BJP national president JP Nadda

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis shows 'big heart', accepts BJP central leadership's 'personal request' to be deputy CM of Maharashtra

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

A third chair added at the swearing-in ceremony, scheduled for 7.30 pm, for the oath-taking of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. Eknath Shinde will take oath as the Chief Minister of the state this evening, Devendra Fadnavis too has agreed to be a part of the Govt.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis has decided to join the Maharashtra government on the request of BJP chief JP Nadda, tweets Union Home minister Amit Shah

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis agreed to be deputy CM of Maharashtra after two phone calls from PM Modi: Report

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Mumbai: CM-designate Eknath Shinde arrives in Raj Bhawan for the swearing-in ceremony

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis arrives at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, swearing-in ceremony to begin shortly.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Watch live: Eknath Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis take oath as CM and Deputy CM

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Eknath Shinde takes oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Congratulations to Devendra Fadnavis on becoming the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Supriya SuleΒ 

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

PM Modi congratulates Devendra Fadnavis and Eknath ShindeΒ 

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Shrikant Shinde, Shiv Sena MP and son of Eknath Shinde, arrives at Goa airport to leave for Mumbai. Eknath Shinde was sworn in as the CM of Maharashtra this evening.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis hold the first cabinet meet of the state's new Government, in Mumbai.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

I congratulate Eknath Shinde on his new responsibility. He showed the power of taking such a large number of MLAs to Guwahati. He inspired people to quit Shiv Sena. I don't know if it happened earlier. But it didn't happen without preparation: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Despite having 106 MLAs, BJP took this decision (of making Eknath Shinde the CM). It means they have shown large heartedness...As Devendra Fadvanis enters the cabinet, it will be a boost for the cabinet. It'll be a help to get clearances from Delhi: Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Matter of pride, a different day for Maharashtra...2 parties that believe in Hindutva -& had parted ways-have come back together...We're back together 2.5 yrs later. Our 50 MLAs made imp contributions. They wanted Shinde sahab as CM, BJP accepted it: Deepak Kesarkar, Shiv Sena

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Athawale hails Shinde as CM, seeks berth for his party in new Maha govt

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Maharashtra cabinet has decided to call special session of State Assembly for 2 days - on 2nd and 3rd July. On the first day of the session, Speaker elections will be completed. Speaker's post is vacant since Nana Patole's resignation.

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Maharashtra | Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that they'll hold a rally in Mahad, Raigad. I challenge him to come to Mahad without his security personnel, the 'Shivsainiks' (party workers) won't stop short of giving him 'prasad': Shinde Faction Shiv Sena leader Vikas Gogawale

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray congratulates Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

I think Uddhav Thackeray gives complete responsibility once he trusts someone. He showed the same trust in Eknath Shinde and gave him the responsibility for Vidhan Sabha and the party. I don't know if it (political crisis) is a result of that: NCP chief

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis directed the officers that a proposal be brought at the earliest to resume the Jalyukt Shivar scheme: Sources

30 June 2022 10:20 PM IST

Maharashtra Government has directed the state's Advocate General that the metro car shed will be built in Aarey itself. The side of the Government should be presented before the Court in this regard: Sources

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