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Pawar keeps Sena guessing after talks with Sonia

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New Delhi, 18 Nov : Putting a question mark on a Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP government formation in Maharashtra, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Monday remained non-committal after his talks with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, saying they did not discuss about supporting any party.

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NCP gets Fin, Home, UD for Sena, Revenue for Congress

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Mumbai, 5 Jan : The much-awaited distribution of portfolios for 32 Cabinet Ministers and 10 Ministers of State was carried out by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray with Nationalist Congress Party getting the significant assignments like Finance and Home, here on Sunday.

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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.

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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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