Nagpur: “I took proposal of Eknath Shinde as Chief Minister to Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) high command and had decided to extend my support to Shiv Sena led government from outside. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President J P Nadda emphasised that Government can’t process in an extra constitutional way. And thus, I sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra,” said newly elected Dy CM of State Devendra Fadnavis here, on Tuesday.
Fadnavis was speaking at “Meet The Press” programme organised by Nagpur Press Club during his maiden visit to Second Capital of the State after taking oath as Dy CM.
“Despite the landslide victory in previous election, people of Maharashtra were robbed of their mandate. I’m not fond of power. I was just unstable due to the roadblocks created by unnatural alliance of MVA Government in the growth of Maharashtra,” said Fadnavis.
He also expressed his gratitude towards the unconditional support and love he had received from Nagpurians throughout this journey.
Earlier in the day, Nagpurians along with the city unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gave rousing welcome to its leader, Fadnavis who arrived in city, first time, after taking oath as Dy CM of Maharashtra.
Fadnavis reached Nagpur at 10 am at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport. BJP volunteers were present at the airport in large numbers to greet their leader.
Fadnavis garland the statue of Dr Hedgewar at Hedgewar Square near airport. He, then proceeded towards Trikoni Park, Dharampeth in a scooter and car rally. Every square on his path had decoration. The roads were riddled with hoardings welcoming Fadnavis. BJP has already put hoardings on display at various squares.