In making Shinde the CM, the BJP has sent across a message that it didn’t grab power for itself!
New Delhi, July 06: Maharashtra witnessed a political roller-coaster in recent weeks which ultimately resulted in the collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. The more important development was the split in the Shiv Sena and the Thackeray faction not being able to hold its MLAs who eventually joined Eknath Shinde.
A surprise announcement was also made when the BJP decided to give up the post of chief minister to make way for Eknath Shinde, while also making Devendra Fadnavis the deputy chief minister.
OneIndia caught up with Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University and a keen observer of politics, to understand the BJP’s move to sacrifice the chief ministerial post.