New Delhi, November 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, November 28, congratulated Uddhav Thackeray for taking oath as chief minister of Maharashtra. "Congratulations to Uddhav Thackeray Ji on taking oath as the CM of Maharashtra. I am confident he will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra," the prime minister said. Uddhav Thackeray Sworn In as Maharashtra CM, Ends Shiv Sena's 20-Year Drought From Helm of Power.
The Shiv Sena chief is heading the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi, an alliance of NCP, Sena and Congress. Six leaders- two each from all three parties were also sworn in as ministers in the state cabinet. They include NCP's Chhagan Bhujbal and Jayant Patil, Congress' Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut, and Shiv Sena's Subhash Desai and Eknath Shinde. Uddhav Thackeray Becomes Maharashtra CM: A Soft-Spoken Shiv Sena Leader Emerges From Shadows to Become Rightful Heir of Bal Thackeray's Legacy.
PM Modi Tweet:
Congratulations to Uddhav Thackeray Ji on taking oath as the CM of Maharashtra. I am confident he will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra. @OfficeofUT
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 28, 2019
Among the prominent dignitaries present on the occasion were over 500 farmers and farm widows from all over the state, Uddhav Thackery's cousin and MNS President Raj Thackeray, business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani and son Anant were also present.
Also present were at least three Chief Ministers from different states and six former Maharashtra Chief Ministers, including Sharad Pawar, Manohar Joshi, Sushilkumar Shinde, Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan and Devendra Fadnavis.