"It is a people's government..." Maharashtra CM hails central government

"It's a people's government; that's why he (PM Modi) is getting a good response. Yesterday we were in Hingoli, and people came in numbers. We need to reach out to the people and tell them about the work of the state and also the central government. Lakhs of people are supporting us just because of Balasaheb's ideology," Shinde said on Saturday.

ANI | Updated: 07-04-2024 09:54 IST | Created: 07-04-2024 09:54 IST
"It is a people's government..." Maharashtra CM hails central government
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has hailed the Centre as "the people's government" and said hence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "getting a good response." Further, he said, "They (UBT Shiv Sena) need to do self-reflection."

Uddhav Thackeray Faction leaders Babanrao Gholap and Sanjay Pawar, along with other workers, joined Shiv Sena in the presence of Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena Chief Eknath Shinde. Soon after joining the Shiv Sena, Gholap said that the Shiv Sena (UBT) had done injustice to him.

"UBT Shiv Sena has done injustice to me, they removed me from the party post and when I asked them why, I was sacked. They didn't reply so I decided to join Shiv Sena. Eknath Shinde has given a positive reply, and whatever post is given to me, I will do justice to it," he said. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Saturday that CM Eknath Shinde's son and Shiv Sena MP Shrikant Shinde will contest from Kalyan in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

The Deputy CM dismissed the speculation of a dispute in the Mahayuti alliance and said that Shrikant Shinde is the candidate of Mahayuti from Kalyan. Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra will be held in five phases on April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13 and May 20. The counting of votes will be held on June 4.

The state, with its 48 Lok Sabha seats, is the second-largest contributor to the lower house of Parliament after Uttar Pradesh. Known for its political diversity and significant electoral influence, Maharashtra plays a crucial role in shaping national politics. In the 2019 elections, the BJP emerged as the largest party with 23 seats, followed by the Shiv Sena (undivided) with 18 seats. (ANI)

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