Eknath Shinde cabinet approves renaming of Aurangabad and Osmanabad cities

In a statement issued by the CMO, it has been said that the working details of the cabinet meeting of June 29, chaired by Uddhav Thackeray, were approved by the new government led by Eknath Shinde in the cabinet meeting held on Saturday.

New Delhi: The Maharashtra cabinet on Saturday approved the renaming of the cities of Aurangabad and Osmanabad as Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Dharashiv respectively. At present, only two members of the cabinet in Maharashtra are Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, as it has not been expanded yet.


On June 29, just before former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned, the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by him decided to rename these cities. However, Shinde and Fadnavis, who took oath on June 30, had said that the Thackeray-led government's decision to rename these cities was illegal as they took the decision after the governor asked them to prove their majority in the assembly.


The decision to rename Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar was taken during last month's cabinet meeting chaired by Thackeray, but the Shinde-led government on Saturday added 'Chhatrapati' ahead of it. In a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), it has been said that the details of the meeting of the cabinet (chaired by Thackeray) on June 29 were approved by the new government (led by Shinde) in the cabinet meeting held on Saturday. Gave.


It is noteworthy that Thackeray had to resign as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra after 40 of the 55 Shiv Sena MLAs as well as 10 independent MLAs joined the Shinde camp. Shinde had taken his supporting MLAs to a hotel in BJP-ruled Gujarat and from there to Assam, another BJP-ruled state, deepening the political crisis in Maharashtra.


MLAs supporting Shinde were sent to BJP-ruled Goa before being taken to Mumbai to take part in the trust vote of the new government in a special session of the Assembly. Shinde and Fadnavis took charge on June 30. Prior to that, the then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had resigned from his post after the revolt of Shiv Sena MLAs led by Shinde.