New Delhi: Chief Minister of Maharashtra Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday evening. The meeting comes amid the buzz over the expansion of the council of ministers after the formation of the new government in Maharashtra.
Party officials aware of the matter said that Shinde and Fadnavis, who arrived here late Friday evening, are also scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President JP Nadda. In the meeting, the leaders reportedly discussed the power-sharing formula between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shinde-led faction of the Shiv Sena. Soon after reaching Delhi, Shinde and Fadnavis drove to Maharashtra Sadan.
After the meeting, taking to Twitter Union home minister Amit Shah tweet, “Newly appointed Chief Minister of Maharashtra Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met him and wished him all the best. I believe, under the guidance of Narendra Modi ji, both of you will take Maharashtra to new heights of development by serving the people with full devotion.”
According to the report, Their visit to Delhi comes ahead of a crucial hearing in the Supreme Court on July 11 on a petition filed by the Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena seeking disqualification of Shinde and 15 MLAs of his faction. Shinde formed a government in Maharashtra with the support of the BJP and was sworn in as chief minister on June 30. He won the trust vote in the Maharashtra assembly on July 4.