The announcement came after Fadnavis and Shinde met Governor B S Koshyari at Raj Bhavan
Eknath Shinde at Raj Bhavan. Pic/Ashish Raje
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be the new chief minister of Maharashtra, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis anounced at a press conference in Mumbai on Thursday.
The announcement came after Fadnavis and Shinde met Governor B S Koshyari at Raj Bhavan.
It was considered a foregone conclusion that Fadnavis will become the CM for the third time, in alliance with the Shinde-led Sena rebels.
Fadnavis said Shinde will be sworn in as CM at Raj Bhavan at 7.30 pm on Thursday.
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, said Fadnavis.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI)