Bolt From Blue: Fadnavis Swears in as Maha CM, Ajit Pawar Dy CM

Bolt From Blue: Fadnavis Swears in as Maha CM, Ajit Pawar Dy CM

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In a sudden development that would have sent the Shiv Sena and the Congress reeling, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra and NCP’s Ajit Pawar took oath as the Deputy CM of the state on the morning of Saturday, 23 November.

Till late Friday night, a Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance had seemed certain, with NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut both asserting that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was going to be the next chief minister as the alliance had been firmed up.

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Fadnavis Back as CM: ‘People Had Given Us a Clear Mandate’

“People had given us a clear mandate, but Shiv Sena tried to ally with other parties after results, as a result President’s Rule was imposed. Maharashtra needed a stable govt not a khichdi govt.”
Devendra Fadnavis after being sworn in as CM

NCP’s Ajit Pawar Takes Oath as Deputy CM

Less than a day after NCP supremo Sharad Pawar said in no unclear terms that Uddhav Thackeray was the Sena-NCP-Congress alliance’s choice for CM, NCP leader and Pawar’s own nephew Ajit Pawar was sworn in as the Deputy CM.

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