Eknath Shinde: The CM who once went to jail is now set to live in Varsha

Eknath Shinde has been declared as the new Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra. Check out facts and details of his political career.

Eknath Shinde is supposed to be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra after Uddhav Thackeray had resigned from office on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. As per the latest reports, Eknath Shinde would be sworn-in at 7:30 p.m. as announced by Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis.

Eknath Shinde along with the other rebel leaders had conducted a meeting today in Goa. Moreover, after which he had flown to Mumbai to meet the Governor. After the meeting, Mr. Fadnavis announced Eknath Shinde to be the next CM.


Eknath Sambhaji Shinde was a state legislative cabinet member in Uddhav Thackeray’s government. He has been a part of the legislative lawmaking body for quite a long time. He has served in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for 4 consecutive terms starting in 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019. From the Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency of Thane, Maharashtra

Eknath Shinde’s Public service dedicated record

He joined the party in 1980 under the influence of Shiv Sena leader Balasaheb Thackeray and began working as a Sainik. He took involved in a number of agitations during that time, including the Maharashtra-Karnataka Agitation on the status of the Belgauvi. Which resulted in his 40-day imprisonment. Shinde emerged as a vocal leader from the Thane-Polghar region. He was known for his aggressive approach toward the various issues of public interest.

He was also the Cabinet Minister of Urban Development and Public Works (Public Undertakings) in Government Of Maharashtra.

His dedication to the various sides of the policy-making had helped him. To get elected into the Thane Municipal Corporation(TMC) in the year 1997. He soon rose up ranks and became the leader of the TMC house. As the leader of the house, he had taken part in the development of the whole Thane district. Hence, in 2004 he had contested an election from Balasaheb Thackeray’s constituency Thane and won with a huge margin.

After the 2014 elections, he had been elected as the Legislative Head of the Shiv Sena. And had subsequently become the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly. Also, he become a minister in the Public Works Department. As well as taking the additional responsibility of the Health and Family Welfare Department after the 2019 election.

Eknath Shinde had recently organized a Coup d’état against the former CM Uddhav Thackeray. He left the party with 12 rebel MLAs who were not happy with the Shiv Sena administration. Therefore, currently Shinde has the support of almost 55 MLAs and will form the government of the state.