Devendra Fadnavis Becomes Maharashtra CM And Ajit Pawar as his DeputyNovember 23, 2019 10:26
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A total change in the ball game, on Friday night at 8 pm, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was declared as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and NCP Leader Ajit Pawar as the Deputy Chief Minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar for their new roles. On Friday evening the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena met to discuss government formation in the state.
The three parties were about to announce Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister. However, the situation changed.
Fadnavis after taking the oath quoted “There was a need to form a stable government in Maharashtra. I want to thank Ajit Pawar for giving us this support. Along with Pawar there are section of MLAs and other independent legislators who are supporting us. We will now prove our majority on the floor of the house.”
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari canceled his weekend trip to Delhi and decided to stay in Mumbai.
Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Government was not the NCP party’s decision, said, Chief Sharad Pawar.
"If there are two parties that can claim to have people's mandate in Maharashtra, they are the ones that got together today to form the government. Hearty congratulations to Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar. It will turn out to be a historic alliance in Maharashtra politics," BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said.
To discuss the farm crisis in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had a meeting with PM Modi and they further spoke about the political activity about forming the Maharashtra Government.
The BJP won 105 seats in the 288-member assembly followed by the Shiv Sena (56). The NCP won 54 seats and its Congress had won 44 seats.
By Neha Makhija