Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday took a veiled dig at the newly (and dramatically) appointed Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. A seeming expert on the English language and famous for school education leaders and Twitter on social media, Tharoor made his attack in the form of a quote.
Hours after rebel leaders Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis were sworn in as Maharashtra chief ministers and deputy chief ministers, Tharoor tweeted a quote of Padma Shri awardee Sharad Joshi in Hindi.
He said, “There are three types of chief ministers: the elected chief minister, the planted chief minister, and the third, which becomes a fight between the two!”. This sounds like a mention of Maharashtra’s newly appointed Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, former CM Uddhav Thackeray and newly appointed CM Eknath Shinde. However, the order of mentions seems ambiguous.
Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde was on Thursday sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, while BJP veteran Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Deputy CM, marking the end of a surprising day and a dramatic end to a ten-day-old political crisis. brought. in the state.
Widely seen as the next chief minister after the collapse of the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on Wednesday, Fadnavis expressed a big surprise when he announced that Shinde would occupy the top post and that he would be his successor. will not be a part. Arrangement
The swearing-in ceremony came a day after Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, with most of his party’s legislators, including ministers, resigned as CM on Thursday after deciding not to face a floor test in the assembly ordered by the governor.
The crisis in the MVA government began on June 21 when Shinde moved in with a group of MLAs, whose number later increased to 39, and camped first in Surat and then in Guwahati.
(with additional inputs from PTI)