Uddhav Thackeray to take oath as Maharashtra chief minister on November 28

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 27, 2019, 12.47 AM (IST)

Shiv Sena president and chief ministerial candidate of Sena-NCP-Congress alliance Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday staked his claim to form the government in Maharashtra before Governor BS Koshyari.

The Shiv Sena chief will be sworn in on November 28 at Shivaji Park, the party announced after his visit to the Raj Bhavan.

Earlier on the day, Devendra Fadnavis submitted his resignation as the CM of Maharashtra to the Governor BS Koshyari. 

Addressing a press conference before his resignation, Fadnavis said Ajit Pawar has also quit as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra.

He also said that the party formed the government after it received assurance from NCP chief Sharad Pawar that NCP will support the BJP. He added that when Ajit Pawar submitted his resignation today, they then took a call that will also not continue to remain in power.

On November 23, in a massive turn of events, Devendra Fadnavis took oath as CM of Maharashtra in the wee hours. NCP's Ajit Pawar was also sworn in as deputy CM. 

The swearing-in ceremony came at a time when NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena were finalising a deal to form government in the state. After the ceremony, NCP chief clarified that the party is not with BJP and will form an alliance with Congress and NCP.

(With inputs from agencies)

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The Shiv Sena chief will be sworn in on November 28 at Shivaji Park, the party announced after his visit to the Raj Bhavan.