Maharashtra Highlights: CM-designate Uddhav Thackeray invites PM Modi to his swearing-in

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Updated:Nov 28, 2019 8:08:56 am

Maharashtra CM-designate Uddhav Thackeray met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan today. All the 288 MLAs are being administered oath in the Assembly by Protem Speaker Kalidas Kolambkar.

maharashtra news, uddhav thackeray, ncp, shiv senaUddhav will sworn-in as Maharashtra chief minister on Thursday. (PTI)

Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra CM-designate Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday evening called up PM Modi and invited him for his swearing in-ceremony, to be held on Thursday. Earlier in the day, he met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday. Uddhav was accompanied by his wife Rashmi to the Raj Bhawan. Uddhav, who was picked as the leader of Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress alliance, will sworn-in as Maharashtra chief minister on Thursday (November 27) evening.  Governor Koshyari has asked him to send him the list of supporting MLAs by December 3. Meanwhile, Ajit Pawar has broken silence for the first time since stepping down as the deputy CM and said he is with the NCP. Ajit Pawar was greeted by Sharad Pawar’s Supriya Sule at the Assembly with a hug indicating that all was well withing the family now. After an eventful Tuesday witnessed resignations of Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar as CM and deputy CM respectively, Maharashtra politics started another chapter on Wednesday with the 288 members of the Assembly taking oath. The oath was administered by newly appointed Protem Speaker Kalidas Kolambkar during the special Assembly session which began at 8am. Uddhav is first from the Thackeray family to become CM of Maharashtra. In the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, the BJP is the single-largest party with 105 MLAs. The Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs, Sharad Pawar’s NCP 54 the Congress 44.


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    maharashtra, maharashtra government formation Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray being greeted by NCP chief Sharad Pawar after he was chosen as the nominee for Maharashtra chief minister's post by Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, during a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)Hours after the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test to be conducted in Maharashtra Assembly by Wednesday, Devendra Fadnavis stepped down admitting the BJP lacks the required numbers. Both Fadnavis and Pawar took oath in a hush-hush manner last Saturday (November 23) after the President's Rule was revoked as 5.47 am. In the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, the BJP is the single-largest party with 105 MLAs. The Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs, Sharad Pawar's NCP 54 the Congress 44.
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