Eknath Shinde represents Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency within the metropolis
Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde on Monday defended taking oath as a minister within the party-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities by invoking late chief Anand Dighe.
Talking at a perform, Mr Shinde, who represents Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency within the metropolis, dared anybody to method courtroom towards his oath.
“I had taken the name of ”Dharmaveer” Anand Dighe while taking oath as a minister on November 28. If some people are approaching supreme court against this, let them do that. If asked to swear in again, I will invoke Dighe’s name,” he stated.
Mr Dighe was the Thane district unit chief of the Sena who wielded a large clout until his dying in 2001.
Mr Shinde was third chief from his celebration who took oath after celebration president and chief minister Uddhav Thackeray final Thursday.
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil had stated the swearing-in of the Uddhav Thackeray ministry was unlawful because it went past the prescribed format.
Ministers whereas taking oath included names of their leaders and different figures which isn’t as per protocol, Patil had stated.
Whereas Uddhav had invoked names of his late parents–Balasaheb and Meenatai, leaders of the Congress and NCP referred to their respective celebration presidents.