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Governor invites BJP to form govt in Maharashtra

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Mumbai, 9 Nov : Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Saturday evening invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — the single-largest party — to indicate its willingness to form the next government, barely four hours before the tenure of the state Assembly expires at midnight.

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Uddhav takes oath as Maha CM, 6 Ministers also sworn in

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Mumbai, 28 Nov : Shiv Sena President Uddhav B. Thackeray was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra at a grand function held at the Shivaji Park here on Thursday. Governor B.S. Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Uddhav Thackery at 6.40 p.m. with the Sena chief sporting a striking saffron coloured kurta-pyjama, his party’s colour.

In an unusual gesture of humility, soon after completing the formalities, Thackeray stepped to the front of the stage and knelt down, touching the floor with his hands and head to express his gratitude to the people of Maharashtra for the honour bestowed on him.

Besides, two legislators each from the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress, the key constituents of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), took oath as ministers. They are: Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai, NCP’s Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal, and Congress’ Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut. Among the prominent dignitaries present on the occasion were more than 500 farmers and farm widows from all over Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackery’s cousin and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray, industrialist Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani and their family members.

Also present were at least three Chief Ministers from other states and six former Maharashtra Chief Ministers, including Sharad Pawar, Sushilkumar Shinde, Manohar Joshi, Prithviraj Chavan, Ashok Chavan and Devendra Fadnavis. Other prominent personalities from all the three parties included Abhishek M. Singhvi, Rajiv Shukla, Praful Patel, Kishore Tiwari, Supriya Sule-Pawar, Sanjay Raut, Arvind Sawant, Rohit Pawar, and Rashmi Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray, the wife and son of Uddhav Thackeray.

PM Modi congratulates Maharashtra New CM Uddhav Thackeray

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Maharashtra LIVE : Uddhav Thackeray to take oath as CM on Sunday

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar said, Swearing in ceremony to be held at Shivaji Park, Mumbai on 1 December

Uddhav thanked Sonia and others, says never dreamed of leading Maharashtra

Mumbai, 26 Nov : Uddhav Thackeray is set to be the next chief minister of Maharashtra after a resolution proposing his name was passed unanimously by all MLAs of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress here on Tuesday, hours after Devendra Fadnavis handed his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

The resolution was passed at a joint meeting of the legislators at of all the three parties who proposed the name of Uddhav to lead the alliance government under the name of Maha Vikas Aghadi. Swearing in ceremony to be held at Shivaji Park, Mumbai on 1 December, said NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Maharashtra cabinet will also take oath on the same day, said NCP leader Nawab Malik

The meeting was held at Trident Hotel here and after the resolution was passed by all MLAs, Uddhav Thackeray said:” I had never dreamed of leading the state. I would like to thank Sonia Gandhi and others. We are giving a new direction to the country by keeping faith on each other.”

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LIVE : Fadnavis sworn-in as Maha CM, Ajit Pawar as Dy CM

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Mumbai, 23 Nov : In a stunning political development, Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Saturday morning administered the oath of office to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as the new Deputy Chief Minister.

Ajit Pawar ‘backstabbed’ Sharad Pawar, says NCP leaders

The Nationalist Congress Party, which was in talks with the Congress and the Shiv Sena to form a government in Maharashtra, was on Saturday left shell-shocked after BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis along with Sharad Pawar’s nephew Ajit Pawar took oath as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of the state, respectively.

BJP, Ajit Pawar will fail to prove majority: NCP’s Nawab Malik

Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik on Saturday said the government formed by the BJP and Ajit Pawar will fail to prove majority in the Assembly. “This government has been formed with betrayal and will fail to prove majority on the floor of the House. All the MLAs are with us,” Malik said.

After Pawar, Supriya points to ‘split in family & party’

Shortly after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar washed his hands off nephew and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawars move to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and form the government in Maharashtra, Supriya Sule indicated that the family and party have “split”.

Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule should join Union Cabinet: Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar and his daughter and Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule should join the Union Cabinet of Prime mInister Narendra Modi and help strengthen the country and the Bharatiya Janata Party government with their experience and knowledge.

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