Maharashtra govt formation: CM designate Uddhav Thackeray to be sworn in
Hours after BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and NCP leader resigned as the chief minister and deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray would be sworn-in as the newly elected chief minister of Maharashtra on November 28.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief and chief minister-designate Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday (November 27) morning met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.
Thackeray is set to be sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra, 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) at Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai," the Governor said in a letter.
MLAs of the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena had met the Governor and submitted a letter declaring Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as their leader late on Tuesday, following which, Koshyari issued the directives.
Fadnavis and NCP leader Ajit Pawar were administered oath as the chief minister and deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, respectively, on Saturday morning, nixing Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP's bid to form government in the state.
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 the chief minister of Maharashtra to the Governor on Tuesday as "the BJP fell short of the required number of MLAs to win the scheduled floor test".