Pawar Struggle: Why Ajit Joined Hands With BJP in Maharashtra
So the latest from Maharashtra is that the Supreme Court on Tuesday, 26 November, will pronounce its verdict on whether the chief minister has a majority and whether he should face a floor test.
So the latest from Maharashtra is that the Supreme Court on Tuesday, 26 November, will pronounce its verdict on whether the chief minister has a majority and whether he should face a floor test.(Image: Altered by The Quint)

Pawar Struggle: Why Ajit Joined Hands With BJP in Maharashtra

If you're gasping for breath after whirlwind developments in the ongoing political drama in Maharashtra over the weekend, then sit tight.

We’ve got a lot to discuss – starting with the surprise swearing-in of BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis and NCP’s Ajit Pawar on Saturday, 23 November, the Pawar family power equation, the legal battle that’s unfolded in the Supreme Court, and finally, the actual big question – which is when will Maharashtra get a fully functional government.

But let's start where it all began.

The weekend began with a bang, with a surprising swearing-in ceremony at 8 in the morning: The BJP's Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the chief minister and the NCP's Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM.

Just less than 12 hours earlier, it seemed that Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress had reached a consensus on forming the government, with Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray as the chief minister.

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