Ashok Chavan’s secret meeting with Fadnavis: 10 MLAs angry with Congress, speculation of breaking up, many of them may become ministers in Shinde government

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Eknath Shinde can give a big blow to Mahavikas Aghadi to strengthen his government trapped in Supreme crisis. According to sources, two big leaders of Congress can take oath as ministers in Shinde’s cabinet expansion to be held in October. These include the name of a former chief minister.

These discussions got stronger in the political corridors when a secret meeting between Ashok Chavan and Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis took place on Thursday for 20-25 minutes. However, after the meeting, Chavan said that their meeting was not political.

Speculation of breaking 10 MLAs, Prithviraj also rebel
According to sources, 7-10 Congress MLAs may leave the party. In the Legislative Council elections held in June, 7 Congress MLAs had cross-voted, while in July, 10 MLAs went missing during the floor test. Congress has 44 MLAs in Maharashtra.

Here, Congress leader and former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is also taking a rebellious stand against the Congress high command. There is also speculation of Prithviraj leaving the party soon. He has been a member of Congress’s G-23 and has recently met Ghulam Nabi in Delhi.

Important month of September for Marathi politics

23 more ministers will be made in cabinet expansion
BJP leader and Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Friday that 23 more ministers are likely to take oath in the state cabinet. 15 percent of the total number of members in the house can be made ministers. Accordingly, a total of 43 ministers can be made in the state. Presently there are 20 ministers in Shinde cabinet including CM and Deputy CM.

The political upheaval that started in June still continues
For the first time in Maharashtra on June 20, under the leadership of Eknath Shinde, 20 Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled and went to Surat and then to Guwahati. Gradually the number of these MLAs increased and reached 39, after which Uddhav Thackeray resigned. On June 30, Shinde took oath as the Chief Minister with the support of the BJP.

The Shiv Sena dispute is currently in the Supreme Court with 5 petitions. On 23 August, the court transferred it to the Constitutional Bench.

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