Mumbai, November 27: Shiv Sena chief and Maha Vikas Aghadi front's chief ministerial candidate Uddhav Thackeray and wife Rashmi Thackeray met governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday morning. The meeting lasted for around 45 minutes. The meeting comes a day ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as the chief minister of Maharashtra. Uddhav Thackeray is scheduled to take oath as Maharashtra chief minister on Thursday at the Shivaji Park in Dadar. Uddhav Thackeray Declared Chief Ministerial Candidate of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress’s ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’, Swearing-In on November 28.
Thackeray who is set to be sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra on November 28 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) on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 18:40 hrs at Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai," the Governor said in a letter on Tuesday. Devendra Fadnavis Quits as CM, Says BJP Will Work as Effective Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly.
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Mumbai: Shiv Sena Chief & 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' (NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance) CM candidate, Uddhav Thackeray meets #Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan. pic.twitter.com/rWD318QBVB
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MLAs of the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena had met the Governor and submitted a letter declaring Shiv Sena Chief Udhhav Thackeray as their leader late on Tuesday, following which, Koshyari issued the directives. 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 Chief Minister to the Governor on Tuesday as "the BJP fell short of the required number of MLAs to win the scheduled floor test".