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Maharashtra LIVE: Devendra Fadnavis lauds Eknath Shinde, dubs him 'a true follower of Balasaheb Thackeray'

By Anuj Cariappa
Google Oneindia News

Mumbai, July 04: The Eknath Shinde government supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra won the trust vote by a 164-99 margin, 3 members abstained from voting.

Maharashtra LIVE: Trust vote begins in assembly

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7:39 PM, 5 Jul
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12:11 AM, 5 Jul
Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena on Monday night issued a notice to 14 legislators from the Uddhav Thackeray camp for violating a whip issued by Shiv Sena chief whip and Shinde loyalist Bharat Gogawale.
11:57 PM, 4 Jul
People showered flower petals on the newly elected Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde as he reached his residence in Thane
10:54 PM, 4 Jul
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde directs District Collectors of Raigad and Ratnagiri to take precautions in the wake of heavy rains there. Some rivers have reached the warning level: Chief Minister's Office
9:25 PM, 4 Jul
Maha CM visited the memorial of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray at Shivaji Park
8:59 PM, 4 Jul
A court on Monday issued a bailable warrant against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut after he did not turn up before it in connection with a defamation complaint filed by former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya's wife Medha Somaiya.
8:39 PM, 4 Jul
We have given notices to disqualify all the MLAs who defied our whip; have not given his (Aaditya Thackeray's) name due to our respect for Balasaheb Thackeray: Shiv Sena chief whip Bharat Gogawale
8:25 PM, 4 Jul
This govt came into power by winning the trust vote with a thumping majority of 164-99 margin, due to the blessings of Balasaheb Thackeray. All of our Shiv Sena MLAs are here at the Balasaheb Thackeray memorial for the same: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, in Mumbai's Shivaji park
8:05 PM, 4 Jul
I've seen Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis's decision-making speed in previous govt. He gets the pending work completed. In this govt as well, we'll try to get all pending projects completed as soon as possible, be it the metro project or Samruddhi Mahamarg: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde
7:43 PM, 4 Jul
This govt is of people's mandate which couldn't be formed 2.5 yrs back due to some reasons. We have today 50 (Shiv Sena) & 115 (BJP) MLAs & we will take decisions in the interest of the people of Maharashtra: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, in a presser with Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis
7:12 PM, 4 Jul
All MLAs who voted in our favour today will support Droupadi Murmu in Presidential polls... Sharad Pawar is a big leader, but whatever he says is just the opposite of fact. So we will complete 2.5yrs of governance; next time, we'll have 200 MLAs, 100 ours & 100 BJP's: CM Shinde
7:02 PM, 4 Jul
We'll see about the cabinet expansion. They (Uddhav Thackeray camp) are regularly going to Courts & even today went to Supreme Court. Bharat Gogawale is our whip & I'm myself the legislative party leader. Action will be taken against those who violated our whip: CM Eknath Shinde
7:01 PM, 4 Jul
We will cut VAT on petroleum to provide relief to the people of Maharashtra... When the Central govt comes with any state govt, the speed of development increases multifold in that state. We will surely get benefit from Devendra Fadnavis's experience: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde
6:31 PM, 4 Jul
CM Shinde congratulates Ajit Pawar on being appointed LoP.
6:14 PM, 4 Jul
A decision to reduce VAT on fuel will be taken soon to provide relief to the people of the state: Maha CM
5:51 PM, 4 Jul
In his maiden speech in the Assembly after winning the trust vote, an emotional Shinde, without naming the Shiv Sena, said he had been "suppressed" for a long time and spoke about how he almost became Chief Minister of the erstwhile Sena-NCP-Congress alliance government.
5:50 PM, 4 Jul
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday comfortably won a crucial confidence vote in the state Assembly, cementing his grip on power five days after assuming office with the BJP support following a revolt in the Shiv Sena.
5:03 PM, 4 Jul
Remembering two of his children who had died many years ago, Shinde alleged threats to his family over his rebellion against the Shiv Sena. "They attacked my family...My father is alive, my mother died. I could not give much time to my parents. They would be asleep when I came and would go to work when I slept. I could not give much time to my son Shrikant. My two children died - at the time. I used to think, what is there to live for? I will stay with my family," the CM said.
4:58 PM, 4 Jul
NCP Legislative party leader Jayant Patil had proposed Ajit Pawar's name for LoP in Maharashtra Assembly which was approved by the Assembly, informs Assembly's Principal Secretary.
4:57 PM, 4 Jul
Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar was on Monday appointed as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Maharashtra Assembly.
4:14 PM, 4 Jul
"I thank Devendra Fadnavis ji for giving me a chance to work as a minister in the previous government... I could work on Samruddhi Mahamarg project. He was to give the Deputy CM post to Shiv Sena also in 2019," said Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde.
4:14 PM, 4 Jul
CM Eknath Shinde was speaking in the House after winning the trust vote on Monday.
4:14 PM, 4 Jul
I was the one who closed down over 16 dance bars in Thane. There are over 100 cases against me, but none of them is related to a family issue, all for the party: Eknath Shinde, Maharashtra CM
4:13 PM, 4 Jul
We are Shivsainiks and we will always be Shivsainiks of Balasaheb and Anand Dighe. I want to remind you who was there and who got Bala Saheb's voting banned for 6 years: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde
2:58 PM, 4 Jul
Uddhav Thackeray arrives at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Mumbai for a meeting
2:57 PM, 4 Jul
A total of 22 MLAs remained absent during the floor test of Eknath Shinde government in Maharashtra Assembly. The absentees include 10 Congress MLAs, namely Jitesh Anapurkar, Zeeshan Siddique, Praniti Shinde, Ashok Chavan, Vijay Wadettiwar, Dhiraj Deshmukh, Kunal Patil, Raju Awale, Mohanrao Hambarde and Shirish Chaudhari
1:36 PM, 4 Jul
But we will take a cabinet meet and reaffirm the renamings decided by the last cabinet meet of the last government: Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis
1:36 PM, 4 Jul
Whatever decisions were taken in the last cabinet, about renaming, we will uphold those decisions as we're of the same view. We'll have to re-affirm those decisions as last cabinet wasn't as per rules as Governor had already asked the govt to face floor test: Maharashtra Dy CM
12:48 PM, 4 Jul
I would have even sat at home had the party told me - the same party that made me a CM. Today I tell you that there will never be a tussle for power in this govt, we'll continue cooperating. People taunt that it's an ED govt. Yes, it's an ED govt-govt of Eknath Devendra:Deputy CM
12:47 PM, 4 Jul
Our alliance had received the mandate but we were deliberately taken away from the majority. But with Eknath Shinde, we have once again formed our Govt with Shiv Sena. A true Shivsainik has been made the CM. I became the Deputy CM as per my party's command: Maharashtra Deputy CM

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