Breaking: Eknath Shinde is the new CM of Maharashtra
Eknath Shinde, the leader of the Shiv Sena dissident group, will be the next chief minister of Maharashtra, the BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis declared at a press conference in Mumbai. This evening at 7:30 p.m., Shinde will take his oath in Raj Bhawan. The Maha Vikas Aghadi government's authority in the state came to an end the day after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister.
On Wednesday night, Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister of Maharashtra due to a rebellion within his own Shiv Sena party and the realisation that he would not be able to demonstrate his government's majority in the House. His resignation came after the Supreme Court declined to impose a stay on a floor test that the Governor had ordered for Thursday.