During his first visit to the national capital after he took over Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is expected to meet the top BJP leadership,
Dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde visited the Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, to seek blessings and told the reporters outside that he would be returning to Mumbai the next day.
Newly elected Eknath Khadse stated that Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde's rebellion against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was due to some "powerful force" backing the dissidents.
Shiv Sena factions led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray, who heads the party, had issued separate whips to the party legislators to vote in favor of their respective candidates...
A pro-Shinde rally was taken out under the leadership of MLA Pratap Sarnaik. In Thane city, those backing the rebellion burnt effigies of Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, who has been vocally and continuously attacked Shinde.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has expressed his displeasure over a video showing the rebel MLAs dancing to the tune of Marathi songs that went viral in Goa following the announcement of his name for the top post.