• During today's Cabinet meeting, the Maharashtra Cabinet renames Aurangabad, among other major decisions

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    During today's Cabinet meeting, the Maharashtra Cabinet renames Aurangabad, among other major decisions

    The Supreme Court is currently deliberating a petition that challenges the state governor's order for a floor test on Thursday. During this time, the meeting was held.

    Digital Desk: At its cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Maharashtra administration, which is on the verge of disintegrating as a result of a revolt by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, made three significant choices. The cabinet resolved to change the names of several places, including Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar, Usmanabad to Dharashiv, and Navi Mumbai Airport to DB Patil International Airport in place of Balasaheb Thackeray.

    The Supreme Court is currently deliberating a petition that challenges the state governor's order for a floor test on Thursday. During this time, the meeting was held.

    Since they both tested positive for coronavirus, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Cabinet Minister Chhagan Bhujbal are participating electronically at the meeting. The chief minister paid respects to the portraits of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and B.R. Ambedkar after arriving at Mantralaya, the state headquarters.

    After a request to rename Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar was made at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the decision to do so was made the following day. Shiv Sena member Anil Parab claimed that he wanted Aurangabad, a city in central Maharashtra, to be renamed Sambhajinagar. A close friend of Thackeray's, Parab, will present a suggestion at the Cabinet meeting tomorrow, he had stated.

    Due to a Shiv Sena uprising and accusations that it has compromised on its basic Hindutva philosophy, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) administration is in an existential crisis. The Maratha monarch Chhatrapati Sambhaji was to be honoured by renaming the central Maharashtra city, but the opposition BJP has been seeking to corner the Sena, which leads the three-party coalition.

    The Mughal emperor Aurangazeb established the city of Aurangabad in the Marathwada district of modern-day Maharashtra. He is seen as a divisive character in Indian history. Additionally, he had mandated the death of Chhatrapati Sambhaji, a Shiv Sena hero.