Shiv Sena (UBT) spokesperson Sanjay Raut has claimed that Eknath Shinde will be eased out as Chief Minister very soon. He told reporters that Ajit Pawar, who was sworn-in as deputy CM on Sunday, will replace Shinde.
“I am saying this in front of television cameras,” he added for good measure. He said the BJP joined hands with Ajit Pawar only to marginalise Shinde and his team.
“The 16 MLAs with Eknath Shinde will be disqualified soon as per the Supreme Court’s order. This is the reason why Ajit and others have been inducted,” Raut claimed, a day after NCP’s Ajit Pawar and eight other NCP leaders joined the Maharashtra government as ministers.