PM Modi, Shah’s decision to make me CM has opened the eyes of many: Eknath Shinde in Maharashtra Assembly India News – Times of India

Mumbai: Eknath Shinde, delivering his first address on the floor Maharashtra Legislative Assembly As a chief minister on Sunday, he said the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has “opened the eyes of many” to him leading the government despite having more members from his side.
He also said that after the fall of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state, a “BJP-Shiv Sena government” has taken over which is based on the beliefs of party founder Balasaheb Thackeray.
The chief minister’s remarks came soon after BJP Candidate Rahul Narvekar was elected as the President House 164 votes were cast in support and 107 against him.
“Everybody knows that Devendra” fadnavis He had 115 members with him. I only had 50. Still, he, PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah made me CM, despite they having numbers… this decision of BJP has opened the eyes of many,” he said.
Shinde said, “Now the BJP-Shiv Sena government has taken charge based on the trust of Balasaheb Thackeray. Till today, we have seen that people change from opposition to government, but this time the leaders of the government went to the opposition.”
New Chief Minister Joe, as a Shiv Sena The leader led the rebellion against the party chief Uddhav Thackeray Along with other pro-MLAs, he said it was a “big deal” for a “common worker” like him to leave the government as a minister.
He said, “I myself was a minister, many other ministers also left the government. It was a big deal for a common worker like me who was devoted to the ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray and Anand Dighe.”
Meanwhile, Devendra Fadnavis, who is addressing the House for the first time as Deputy Chief Minister, said that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will try to fulfill the aspirations of the state.
“This BJP-Shiv Sena coalition government under the leadership of Eknath Shinde will try to fulfill all the aspirations of Maharashtra and we hope that you (President) will give good cooperation for this,” Fadnavis said.
Lauding Narvekar for being elected Speaker of the House, Fadnavis said, “Advocate Rahul Narvekar is the youngest Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, not in the state of Maharashtra. Meeting Only but in the whole country, he is the youngest president. There is no age limit for thoughts and thought processes.
Earlier today, the Samajwadi Party (SP) refrained from voting against the BJP candidate. Both its MLAs Abu Azmi and Rais Sheikh remained seated during the counting of votes.
Notably, the AIMIM also refrained from voting against Narvekar of the BJP.
A total of three MLAs, including Shah Farooq Anwar of AIMIM, two MLAs of SP, abstained from voting in the assembly while one MLA of AIMIM remained absent from the House.
The Shinde-Fadnavis government will have to prove its majority on the floor of the House in a trust vote on Monday in a two-day special session of the Vidhan Sabha starting on Sunday.
Notably, Shinde, who led a rebellion against Shiv Sena chief and former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, took oath as chief minister, while former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who was seen as the front-runner for the top post in the government, took oath as the chief minister. Sworn in. As Shinde’s deputy.
The MVA fielded Shiv Sena MLA Rajan Salvi as the candidate for the speaker’s election, while BJP MLA Rahul Narvekar was chosen as the candidate for the post of Maharashtra Assembly Speaker.
The Speaker’s post in the Assembly fell vacant after Congress’ Nana Patole resigned as the party’s state unit chief in February 2021. In the Speaker’s absence, Deputy Speaker Narhari Jirwal was playing the role of an Acting Speaker in the House.