In the current political turmoil in Maharashtra, the person whose name is most discussed is Eknath Shinde. Shinde, an MLA from Thane’s Kopri-Pachpakhadi assembly seat and Minister of Urban Development and Public Works in the current government, has a strong hold in Thane. Eknath is not a name but a party in itself. The people of Thane see him as a reflection of one of the founders of Shiv Sena, Anand Chintamani Dighe. This is the reason why people are blindly standing by Shinde’s decision.
Not only the people of Thane are standing behind Eknath Shinde, but more than two-thirds, that is, 40 Shiv Sena MLAs are also standing. When Shinde raised a rebellious tone against Uddhav, banners and posters were put up in support of him all over Thane district. Balasaheb was there in these posters, but the picture of the current Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray disappeared.
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His childhood friend Jagdish Pokhriyal says that Eknath was one of those who stood up for the people from the beginning. There was a huge problem of drinking water here. Women had to fetch water from afar. Seeing this problem, one day Shinde came to Ramesh and asked how this problem would be solved. On this, Ramesh advised him to get into politics. Initially Shinde refused, but later he joined the RSS shakha.