Mumbai: After Uddhav Thackeray's resignation as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Wednesday night, the leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, is likely to be sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister of the state tomorrow.
However, in this regard, no official announcement has been made so far, but reportedly, it has come to the fore that Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be awarded the Deputy Chief Minister post once the government is formed with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In addition to this, 12 other rebel MLAs are also likely to receive cabinet berths in the government under the saffron party.
Meanwhile, as the Maharashtra crisis nearing its end, after the resignation of Uddhav Thackeray and the Supreme Court's green signal for the floor test as ordered by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari.
Since the Thackeray has resigned, the floor test is now void and media reports claim that BJP is likely to stake claim to form the government in Maharashtra with Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as CM on July 1.
Meanwhile, BJP also took a swipe at outgoing Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray saying that Balasaheb Thackeray was a man who could control governments, despite not being in power, unlike Uddhav.
"Balasaheb Thackeray was a man who could control governments, despite not being in power. On the other hand, his son couldn't even control his party, despite being in power. What a fall from grace," BJP's IT department in charge Amit Malviya tweeted.
Meanwhile, here are the probable names that could be in the new Cabinet and council of ministries in the BJP-led government.
FROM TEAM FADNAVIS
Devendra Fadnavis (Chief Minister)
Vijaykumar Deshmukh or Subhash Deshmukh
Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil
Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar
Mangal Prabhat Lodha
Dr. Ashok Uike
MINISTERS OF STATE
Mahesh Landage or Rahul Kul
FROM TEAM SHINDE
Eknath Shinde (Deputy Chief Minister)
MINISTERS OF STATE