Pawar Struggle: Why Ajit Joined Hands With BJP in Maharashtra

Here’s a helpful timeline of everything that has happened in the Maharashtra government formation drama since 23 Nov

Updated26 Nov 2019, 04:39 AM IST
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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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Published: 25 Nov 2019, 01:49 PM IST

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