Chief Minister Eknath Shinde who emerged as the victor in the power battle in Maharashtra is now seen trying out Shiv Sena. He is reported to have met many veteran party leaders. Apart from that, he is also embarking on a three-district tour from Friday. The peculiarity is that Aditya Thackeray, who was a minister in the government of Maharashtra, is also visiting these districts.
According to media reports, Shinde met with former chief minister Manohar Joshi on Thursday. Previously, he had also met former minister Liladhar Dhake. These two top executives worked with the late Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena. Apart from this, CM also met with Lok Sabha MP Gajanan Kirtikar.
Who has the power? Thackeray ready to start over from the beginning, Shinde’s attempt to gain full control over Shiv Sena
At these meetings, Shinde said, “After taking up my duties as CM, I had decided to meet these Shiv Sainiks, who did everything for the party,” reported the New Indian Express. He said Joshi gave him a booklet. These include 60 programs, which he implemented during his tenure as CM.
Shinde said, “He told me these were finalized after discussions with Balasaheb. I will also implement some of them. He served as Chief Minister of State from 1995 to 1999. During this time, there was a Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra.
According to a statement released by Shinde’s office, “Shinde inquired about his health and asked for his blessings. Both senior leaders were happy that a common Shiv Sainik had become the chief minister and guided them.