According to sources, if Eknath Shinde is disqualified, the current Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will be the BJP’s next first choice as Chief Minister. Apart from this, the names of Devendra Fadnavis, Revenue Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari are also in discussion for the post of Chief Minister in the BJP fold. If the Assembly Speaker disqualifies 16 Shiv Sena MLAs, the BJP may reveal its next addresses. Therefore, there is a high possibility that important political events will take place in Maharashtra in the coming week. It will be important to see how the BJP will rehabilitate Eknath Shinde if he has to step down from the post of Chief Minister due to his disqualification. However, on this occasion, once again the discussion of Ajit Pawar’s name for the post of Chief Minister has started.
Ever since Ajit Pawar broke a group of NCP MLAs and took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister, there has been a continuous discussion that he will become the Chief Minister in the future. MLAs from Ajitdad’s group were openly talking about this during the intervening period. Eknath Shinde and his group’s MLAs were upset over this. Then Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis explained that Eknath Shinde will be the Chief Minister in the future. Fadnavis had said that no one else will be given this post except him. However, if there is a disqualification action against Eknath Shinde, we have to see what position Devendra Fadnavis takes.