Shiv Sena president and former chief minister Thackeray on Friday removed Shinde from the post of 'Shiv Sena leader', accusing him of indulging in 'anti-party activities'.
The Sena also said that Fadnavis's act of becoming deputy chief minister instead of chief minister is now being defended as an instance of his 'big heart' and 'adherence to the party's directives'.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who stepped down as the chief minister on June 29 following a rebellion by Shinde, removed the latter from the post of 'Shiv Sena leader'.
The government of these three parties collapsed on Wednesday following a rebellion by Eknath Shinde, who took oath as CM the next day.
After stepping down as the chief minister of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that Eknath Shinde is not the CM from Shiv Sena.
Raut, who reached the ED office in Mumbai around 11.30 am and left at 10 pm, was asked to record his statement in a money laundering case.
Shiv Sena is where Thackerays are and the new government was formed by BJP with the group that split Sena, says Sanjay Raut.
Sena and BJP had parted ways after the 2019 Assembly elections after the former demanded 2.5 years of Chief Ministership each for both the parties which the latter had not agreed to.
BJP MLA Rahul Narvekar filed the nomination on Friday for the post of Assembly Speaker, the official said.
The Maharashtra Cabinet has also decided to call a special session of the state assembly for two days-- July 2 and July 3.
Though the hotel officials are tight-lipped on the total bill, sources said Rs 68-70 lakh were paid for their stay in the upscale Radisson Blu hotel located at Gotanagar near Jalukbari.
"What has the BJP achieved," Raut asked after Fadnavis took charge as the deputy chief minister. "We will try to expand our party under Uddhav Thackeray," he said.
Claiming that Shinde is not a CM, he said, "I said the same to Amit Shah earlier, that there should be a Sena CM for 2.5 years. This could have been done respectfully. Sena was officially with you."
Heavy police force was deployed outside the central agency's office as large number of Shiv Sena workers were present at the spot.
Special two-day session of Maharashtra Assembly from July 3; Eknath Shinde likely to face trust vote
A communique issued by the state legislature secretariat to the members of the assembly said the election to the post of the Speaker of the House will be held on July 3.