In a special assembly session in Maharashtra, interim speaker Kalidas Kolambkar administered oath to the MLAs today. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday called the special session hours after BJP's Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of the Maharashtra government. NCP's Ajit Pawar, his deputy, also resigned on Tuesday afternoon. The resignations came after the Supreme Court ordered an "immediate" floor test, to be telecast live, so that Mr Fadnavis could prove his majority in the assembly
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister of a Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government, an unthinkable alliance because of its ideologically mismatched constituents. "I had never dreamed of leading the state. I would like to thank (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi and others," Mr Thackeray said after being elected to lead the alliance.
Here are the highlights on Maharashtra government formation:
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony as Maharashtra Chief Minister in Mumbai, tomorrow. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/xhMTmbJ04d- ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
This was in addition to an invitation letter which was sent to PM Modi
#WATCH Aaditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena after leaving from Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi's residence in Delhi: We came here to seek her wishes and blessings for the new government. We have invited a lot of leaders. We are also seeking Dr Manmohan Singh's good wishes. pic.twitter.com/XhiQRMSokb- ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray after leaving from the residence of former PM Dr Manmohan Singh in Delhi: We met Sonia Gandhi ji & Dr Manmohan Singh ji as their guidance and blessings are necessary. Now we are returning to Mumbai. #Maharashtrapic.twitter.com/00W5PXoH14- ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
Delhi: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray at Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi's residence to invite her for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister of #Maharashtra, tomorrow. https://t.co/8HXDkuFicNpic.twitter.com/Y399YsClJQ- ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
#WATCH Delhi: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray reaches Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi's residence to invite her for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister of #Maharashtra, tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/B2faVrd2ri- ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
Complete cabinet expansion will take place by December 3, says Praful Patel. "One or two MLAs from each party will take oath as ministers on Thursday. The Speaker has been decided by all three parties wherein the Speaker will be from Congress and Deputy Speaker from NCP," Mr Patel added.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal is unlikely to attend the swearing in ceremony of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi will not attend the oath ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Thursday. Mr Thackeray will lead a Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - Congress government in the state." itemprop="description
Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray has left for Delhi to invite Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister of #Maharashtra, tomorrow. (file pics) pic.twitter.com/zxgmHu4TGv- ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
The Supreme Court refused to accord urgent hearing to a plea accusing Shiv Sena of committing breach of trust by aligning with NCP and Congress to form government in Maharashtra. A bench refused to list the PIL filed by a political activist for urgent hearing.
Around 2000 police personnel will be deployed at Shivaji Park for the swearing in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as Maharashtra Chief minister tomorrow.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been invited to the swearing-in of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as the new chief minister of Maharashtra, sources at the CMO said.
Maharashtra: Poster of Ajit Pawar put up in Baramati by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers. Poster states "...let us decide now what you should or should not do. Whole Maharashtra is looking towards you as a future Chief Minister". pic.twitter.com/zc46JQ7Pwy- ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday asked all party MLAs and workers to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who is all set to become Chief Minister of Maharashtra on November 28.
"We have asked all party MLAs to attend the oath ceremony of new Maharashtra Chief Minister to be conducted at Shivaji Park at 6.40 pm," Mr Raut said
Around 400 farmers from various districts of Maharashtra have been invited for Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony. "Around 400 farmers from various districts of Maharashtra have been invited for Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow. To give respect to the farmers, family members of those farmers who committed suicide have also been invited," Sena leader Vinayak Raut said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister-designate Uddhav Thackeray met NCP president Sharad Pawar. The two leaders are expected to discuss issues related to the latter' s ministerial council and the swearing-in ceremony, to be held at Shivaji Park in Dadar on Thursday evening.
Maharashtra: CM-designate Uddhav Thackeray arrives at YB Chavan centre, in Mumbai for the meeting of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena MLAs. He will take oath as the Chief Minister of the state tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/iMo51dSgFj- ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019