No change in BJP’s Maharashtra leadership, Fadnavis continues as Dy CM

New Delhi, (UNI) The BJP on Tuesday ruled out any change in its leadership in Maharashtra and decided that Devendra Fadnavis will continue as the state Deputy Chief Minister.

The decision was taken at Maharashtra BJP’s core committee meeting, weeks after the dismal performance of the party as also the state’s ruling Mahayuti alliance in which the saffron outfit is a dominant constituent.

The meeting was held at the party headquarters in New Delhi, in presence of its National President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah as well as other senior BJP leaders from Maharashtra, including Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis.

The meeting also assumed significance asFadnavis had offered to resign over the Mahayuti alliance’s performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls.

After the meeting, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said “There is no change. We have to bring a strong Mahayuti-NDA government in Maharashtra.” The state is slated to hold Assembly polls later this year.

Taking to reporters Fadnavis said, “During the meeting, the BJP’s Lok Sabha performance and the strategy for the upcoming state Assembly polls were also discussed.

“The difference (in vote share) between Mahayuti and MVA is just 0.3% So we discussed in detail where we lost votes, where we faced problems, and the corrective actions that need to be taken” he said.

In the recent Lok Sabha election, the BJP won nine seats in Maharashtra down from its 2019 tally of 22. The Mahayuti got only 17 seats, while the opposition MVA picked up 30 seats.

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