Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is likely to be sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra. On Tuesday, Thackeray was unanimously elected as the leader of the tri-party alliance comprising Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is set to be sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra on November 28 and form a government led by the Maha Vikas Aghadi, an alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in the state.
"As requested today orally, the oath of office and secrecy would be administered to you (Uddhav Thackeray) on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 18:40 hrs at Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai," Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said in a letter on Tuesday.
MLAs of the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena had met the Governor and submitted a letter declaring Shiv Sena Chief Udhhav Thackeray as their leader late on Tuesday, following which, Koshyari issued the directives.
On Tuesday, Thackeray was unanimously elected as the leader of the tri-party alliance.
This comes after BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis submitted his resignation as Chief Minister to the Governor on Tuesday as "the BJP fell short of the required number of MLAs to win the scheduled floor test".
Supreme Court had asked the Fadnavis government to prove its majority in the 288-member Assembly before 5 pm on Wednesday.
In a sudden turn of events, both Fadnavis and NCP leader Ajit Pawar were administered oath as the chief minister and deputy chief minister of the state, respectively, on Saturday morning, nixing Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP's bid to form government in the state.
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Last Updated 27, Nov 2019, 8:52 AM