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Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray is a big stature leader, we won’t speak against him, says Deepak Kesarkar

In a unexpected political twist, Shiv Sena's rebel group leader Eknath Shinde was on Thursday announced as the Maharashtra Chief Minister, heading a government supported by the BJP. Devendra Fadnavis, who initially announced that he won't be part of the government, was eventually sworn in as the Deputy CM.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, July 01, 2022, 09:21 PM IST
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01 July 2022 09:21 PM IST
01 July 2022 09:21 PM IST
01 July 2022 09:21 PM IST

Maha Cong slams Shinde govt's move on metro carshed in Mumbai's Aarey

The Maharashtra Congress on Friday said the Eknath Shinde government's decision on building a metro carshed in Mumbai's Aarey forest was its first blow on the city as the move played with the health of people here.

Considering the environmental damage (of tree cutting and construction in a green lung), it was decided the carshed of Metro Line 3 will be built in Kanjurmarg instead of Aarey, Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole told reporters here.

"The newly formed government is playing with the health of Mumbaikars by insisting that the carshed be made in Aarey. Environmentalists and Mumbaikars are strongly opposed to this and thousands of people had staged massive protests against the then Fadnavis government," he said.

01 July 2022 09:21 PM IST

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis held a meeting regarding OBC reservation in Mantralaya, Mumbai Maharashtra Chief Secretary Manukumar Srivastava, BJP leader Pravin Darekar and Dr Sanjay Kute were present

01 July 2022 09:21 PM IST

We will take an appropriate decision. Will take a decision keeping Uddhav Thackeray's respect and best interest of Mumbaikars in mind: Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on metro car shed issue

01 July 2022 09:21 PM IST
01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

MNS chief Raj Thackeray praises Devendra Fadnavis for showing a big heart

In the letter, Raj Thackeray said, "First of all, I sincerely congratulate you for accepting the responsibility as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, even though you were supposed to return as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra."

Thackeray added, "This is something that will be remembered forever by the office bearers and activists of all the political parties in the country and the state. I hope no one judges whether this move is a promotion or demotion for you. You have proved your mettle before Maharashtra and I pray that you get the opportunity to work harder for the better"

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

Eknath Shinde pays tribute to former CM Vasantrao Naik

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray meets his party workers in Sena Bhavan

Shiv Sena head Uddhav Thackery arrived at Sena Bhavan in Mumbai to meet his party workers. This also marks his first interaction with party workers after he tendered his resignation as a CM.

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

Maharashtra BJP legislator Rahul Narvekar files nominations for Assembly Speaker's election that is slated for July 3

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

CM Eknath Shinde leaves from Goa to attend key meetings in Mumbai

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

Navneet Rana lauds PM Modi & Fadnavis

Navneet Rana, who visited Fadnavis' residence, speaking to the media said, "If anyone has paid tribute to Balasaheb Thackeray's legacy, it was PM Modi and Devendra Fadnavis."

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

Rebel Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar affirms 'They can change Maharashtra' on new government  

Kesarkar also said, "It is raining heavily in Mumbai and there is flooding-like situation. Thus, CM Shinde didn't wait with us. Otherwise, our rivals might say he's being a tourist here in Goa-even if he would've held important discussion with us. CM going to Mumbai for meeting with Disaster Management team

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

CM Shinde to chair a meeting of the State disaster management department today at 5 pm in Mantralaya

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray upset with Fadnavis' Metro 3 car shed directive 

In his first response after resigning as a CM, Thackeray said, "About what happened yesterday, I had told Amit Shah earlier as well that there should be a Shiv Sena CM for 2.5 years (during Shiv Sena-BJP alliance). Had they done this earlier, there would've been no Maha Vikas Aghadi. This CM (Eknath Shinde) is not a Shiv Sena CM."

"How can they [rebels] go into an alliance with those who have not kept their word for over two years and backstabbed us."

"I am upset today. Don't project anger for me on Mumbaikars. Don't change the proposal for the metro shed. The wildlife in Aarey will be affected if you go ahead with the metro carshed construction. Please don't do that. The land belongs to the people. There should be balance between development and nature. Don't toy with the environment of Mumbai," Thackeray said.

01 July 2022 04:09 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray to address press conference ahead of Vote of Confidence at 2 pm

01 July 2022 01:42 PM IST

Mumbai Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar today met Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis at the latter's residence Sagar Bungalow in Mumbai.

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

BJP celebrations to take place at 2 pm in Mumbai

Mangal Prabhat Lodha, BJP chief of Mumbai has called upon everyone to participate in the victory celebrations today at 2 pm at the Maharashtra Pradesh Karyalaya at Nariman Point.

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Shinde camp spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar to address press conference at 1 pm: TV reports

Presently, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde is have one-to-one meeting with the rebel MLAs.

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Sanjay Raut reaches ED office for questioning in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case. 

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Special session of Maharashtra Assembly to be held on July 3 and 4: Sources

On July 2, the nomination for Speaker's election will be filed, while on July 3 Speaker's election. On July 4 Vote of Confidence.

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

NCP takes a swipe at Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis over Metro 3 car shed directive

Taking to Twitter, NCP spokesperson Clyde Crasto slammed Devendra Fadnavis for overturning ex-CM Uddhav Thackeray's decision of moving Metro 3 car shed from Aarey to Kanjurmarg.

Crasto said, "With so many important issues that need to be looked into in Maharashtra, what does the new Dy. CM Devendra Fadnavis do? He proposes to move Metro car shed back to Aarey. Re-creating a problem solved by MVA government. Green lung of Mumbai in danger once again. What will he gain?"

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Maharashtra BJP has convened meeting of its legislators at 5 pm today

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Shiv Sena Chief Whip Sunil Prabhu moves SC seeking suspension from House

Sunil Prabhu seeking an interim order suspending the rebel MLAs against whom disqualification petitions are filed till the final adjudication of the disqualification proceedings.

Additionally, he also urged the court to restrain them from entering the Assembly.

SC has agreed to examine the issue on July 11.

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Sanjay Raut congratulates Eknath Shinde's new government

Shiv Sena MP Raut said, "I congratulate this govt. I welcome them. When the Uddhav Thackeray govt came, they were saying from the first day that they will disturb him. But we won't do that. We won't disturb this govt, they must work for the public."

Further speaking about his ED summons, the politician called it 'totally political' move. He said, "Yes, I am going to ED today. Everyone knows that it is totally political. The central agency summoned me and I am a citizen as well as MP. So I will go to ED."

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

New government directs Metro 3 car shed will be built in Mumbai's Aarey colony

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Goa CM Pramod Sawant congratulates Eknath Shinde on taking oath as Maharashtra CM

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Shinde reaches Goa

After swearing as a CM of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde jetted off to Goa. He reached late at night and met all the rebel MLAs, along with Goa CM Pramod Sawant. In the visuals accessed by FPJ, one can see he received a grand welcome at the hotel.

01 July 2022 12:20 PM IST

Sharad Pawar says Fadnavis 'not happy' on becoming Deputy CM

NCP supremo Pawar, while speaking to the media, said, "There is no scope of talk or reconciliation when 38-39 people of one party (Shiv Sena) in an alliance, leave the state. Shinde performed the job of taking them outside the state, and demonstrated his true capacity and power."

He added that Devendra Fadnavis was 'clearly not happy' after being made the Deputy CM of Eknath Shinde.

"You could make out from his face. I think since he comes from Nagpur and has been part of the RSS, he accepted the decision due to his teaching and learning of the Sangh," the NCP chief expressed.

01 July 2022 08:27 AM IST
01 July 2022 08:27 AM IST

Eknath Shinde chairs first cabinet meeting

Immediately after taking oath as the Chief Minister, Shinde visited Mantralaya to chair his first Cabinet meeting. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accompanied him and reviewed the Kharif season, rainwater and crop insurance in the state.

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