August 19, 2022

Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde with insurgent Shiv Sena MLAs in the course of the Particular session of Maharashtra Meeting, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, Monday, July 4, 2022. | (PTI Photograph/Kunal Patil)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday delivered a rousing speech after successful the essential flooring check within the state Meeting on the final day of the two-day particular session of the Home. Within the 288-member Home, 164 MLAs voted for the movement of confidence, whereas 99 voted in opposition to it. Three legislators abstained from voting, whereas 21 legislators, together with Congress’ Ashok Chavan and Vijay Wadettiwar, have been absent in the course of the belief vote.

Highlights of Eknath Shinde’s speech:

1. Shinde stated he had been suppressed for a very long time and the revolt led by him was a fallout of the unfair remedy meted out to him. “The happenings of as we speak did not occur in simply at some point,” he stated. “Once I got here for election, there are folks on this Home who witnessed how I used to be handled. I’ve been suppressed for a very long time. Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena MLA from the Uddhav Thackeray faction) can be a witness,” he stated with out elaborating.

2. Quoting former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, Shinde stated the senior NCP chief had instructed him that an “accident” has occurred in Shiv Sena after the formation of the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities, which got here to energy in November 2019. With out taking names, Shinde additionally referred to Uddhav Thackeray’s assertion that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had knowledgeable him forward of the formation of Maha Vikas Aghadi that leaders of Congress and NCP weren’t eager to work beneath Shinde. “However after the formation of the MVA authorities, Ajit Pawar instructed me that an accident befell in your personal occasion (Shiv Sena). We have been by no means in opposition to you turning into the chief minister,” Shinde stated apparently referring to Uddhav Thackeray turning into the chief minister.

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3. Shinde additionally claimed that he was earlier promised the submit of deputy chief minister when the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was in energy. “I used to be instructed by Union minister (and BJP chief) Nitin Gadkari that I’ll quickly get a superb posting,” he stated.

4. Shinde thanked Devendra Fadnavis for giving him an opportunity to work as a minister within the earlier authorities. He stated, “I thank Devendra Fadnavis ji for giving me an opportunity to work as a minister within the earlier authorities… I may work on Samruddhi Mahamarg mission. He was to provide the Deputy CM submit to Shiv Sena additionally in 2019.”

5. “We’re Shivsainiks and we are going to all the time be Shivsainiks of Balasaheb and Anand Dighe,” the Maharashtra Chief Minister stated.

6. Shinde referred to 2 of his youngsters who had died and obtained emotional. “They attacked my household…My father is alive, my mom died. I couldn’t give a lot time to my dad and mom. They might be asleep after I got here and would go to work after I slept. I couldn’t give a lot time to my son Shrikant. My two youngsters died – on the time, Anand Dighe consoled me. I used to suppose, what’s there to reside for? I’ll stick with my household,” the Chief Minister stated.

(With ANI and PTI inputs)

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