New Delhi: On Saturday evening, Maharashtra newly appointed Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis met PM Narendra Modi in Delhi. Sharing a picture of the PM with Shinde and Fadnavis, Prime Minister’s Office said on Twitter, “The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde and the Deputy Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 9, 2022
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister, in the wake of a massive rebellion from a faction of his party, after this on June 30 Shinde and Fadnavis took oath as the CM and deputy CM respectively. It is the first meeting of Shinde with PM Modi after taking oath as the Maharashtra CM.
Earlier today, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis also met President Ram Nath Kovind and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Earlier, Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis had a joint press conference in Delhi, in which Shinde had told that the cabinet would be expanded after returning to Mumbai. He had said that the new government of Maharashtra is for the people. The new CM of Maharashtra had said that our government has a majority. We have 164 MLAs in our favor, while the opposition has 99 MLAs. The new government of Maharashtra will work for the people. I formed the Shiv Sena-BJP government because the people of Maharashtra wanted it. This is a government of the will of the people. This government will get help from the central government.