Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde along with three ministers, including Industries Minister Uday Samant, Ports Minister Dadaji Bhuse, and Horticulture Minister Sandipan Bhumare, will be visiting Delhi Wednesday evening.
Shinde will also be accompanied by Magathane MLA Prakash Surve. Few other MLAs may join him later in the evening. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who was earlier speculated to be accompanying him is unlikely to travel to Delhi as per his official schedule.
On Wednesday evening, the Maharashtra delegation will meet Union Minister Nitin Gadkari regarding work on highways in Maharashtra.
According to sources within the Shinde camp, Samant has been asked to stay in Delhi and a few developments regarding Maharashtra’s politics may take place at night. “There is likely to be a big announcement from Delhi today evening,” said a senior Maharashtra minister.
When asked about details, the minister said the announcement will be made exactly at a time when the Shiv Sena’s rally at Goregaon will take place. The minister refused to divulge more details.
Uddhav Thackeray will be addressing Sena workers at Nesco ground in Goregaon in the western suburbs of Mumbai.
The Maharashtra government has been under criticism for losing the Rs 1.54 lakh crore Vedanta-Foxconn semiconductor project to Gujarat. Since then, Shinde has said he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that the Centre has promised an even bigger project to Maharashtra.
The visit to Delhi is also said to be regarding industrial projects in Maharashtra.