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Eknath Shinde: Unknown Facts About Maharashtra’s New Chief Minister

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Eknath Shinde: 5 Facts About Maharashtra's New Chief Minister

5 Facts About Maharashtra’s New Chief Minister Eknath Shinde: Eknath Shinde, who led the rebellion against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, will be the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The announcement was made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis.

Mr Shinde used to drive an autorickshaw in Thane. He arrived in Mumbai as a teenager from Satara in Maharashtra and joined the Shiv Sena. Mr Shinde rose through the ranks after launching a labour union for the party.

He was elected to the Thane Municipal Corporation in 1997. He was tasked by the Shiv Sena to work in Thane, which helped him build a base in the region.

Mr Shinde was elected to Maharashtra Assembly in 2004. His position in the Shiv Sena became stronger after party founder Bal Thackeray’s nephew Raj quit and launched Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

His son Shrikant Shinde is a Lok Sabha MP from Kalyan and his brother Prakash Shinde is a Councillor. When the Shiv Sena snapped ties with the BJP after 25 years and fought the election on its own, Mr Shinde became the leader of the opposition in the state Assembly.

Shiv Sena’s principal troubleshooter, Mr Shinde completed his Bachelor of Arts from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University. He has been elected consecutively for four terms in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly – 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019.

Source: (NDTV)