Maha Vikas Aghadi leader Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday was sworn in as 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Along with Uddhav Thackeray, six leaders, two each from the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress, took oath as ministers. They are Eknath Shinde, Subhash Desai, Jayant Patil, Chhagan Bhujbal, Babasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut.
Congress leader Nitin Raut was sworn in as cabinet minister in Maharashtra government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Congress legislator Balasaheb Thorat took oath as minister. Balasaheb Thorat is a Maratha community leader from Maharashtra's Marathwada.
Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal took oath as minister.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Jayant Patil has taken oath as minister.
Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai took oath as minister.
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde took oath as minister after Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Uddhav Thackeray will take oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister shortly. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari has arrived at the Shivaji Park.
Mumbai, November 28: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn-in as the chief minister of Maharashtra on Thursday, November 28. He is the first from the Thackeray family who will occupy the seat of the chief minister. Thackeray will take his oath as Maharashtra CM at 6.40 pm at Shivaji Park in Dadar. Uddhav Thackeray has invited a host of political leaders for his swearing-in ceremony. Find all the news and updates related to Uddhav Thackeray's oath taking ceremony here live at LatestLY.
Thackeray is set to form a government led by the Maha Vikas Aghadi, an alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress, and take oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Thursday at Shivaji Park at 6.40 pm. Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray has also invited Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh for the ceremony. Uddhav Thackeray to Take Oath as Maharashtra CM at Iconic Shivaji Park Today, Swearing-In to Witness Historic Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress Bonhomie.
Around 400 farmers from various districts of Maharashtra have been invited for Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony. On Tuesday, Thackeray was unanimously elected as the leader of the tri-party alliance.
The political development came 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.