Maharashtra: CM Shinde visits Goddess Kamakhya in Guwahati, and prays for peace and happiness for all

Maharashtra: CM Shinde visits Goddess Kamakhya in Guwahati, and prays for peace and happiness for all

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and several other ministers and legislators along with their families traveled to Guwahati on Saturday to pay obeisance to Goddess Kamakhya. Before the fall of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, Shinde along with a group of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs and independents stayed in a hotel in Guwahati between June 22 and 29. After five months of this development, he is once again visiting Assam.

Shinde arrived in Guwahati in a special aircraft with an entourage of over 170 people, including over 50 ministers and legislators, and was received at the airport by ministers from Assam. Shinde said he has come to Guwahati to visit the Kamakhya Devi temple at the invitation of his Assam counterpart Himanta Vishwa Sharma. Shinde and his MLAs are accompanied by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mohit Bhartiya. "We had darshan of the goddess. We prayed for peace and happiness for all," the Shiv Sena leader told the media.

Asked about criticism of his visit to Guwahati, Shinde said the opposition had no business other than criticizing him. He said that his government is doing all the development work. Meanwhile, in Mumbai, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Mahesh Taapsee said the Shinde government would soon face the "wrath" of Kamakhya Devi and claimed that the government's days were "numbered" as rebels The Supreme Court will hear the disqualification petition against the MLAs on November 29.