Uddhav Thackeray after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. (ANI )
Uddhav Thackeray after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. (ANI )

Maharashtra Govt Formation highlights: Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as 18th CM

  • The Shiv Sena, along with the NCP and Congress constituted the 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' to form a non-BJP government in the state
  • Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister

With the swearing-in of 59-year-old Uddhav Thackeray, the state will have a chief minister from the Shiv Sena after 20 years.

After outmaneuvering the BJP, Thackeray will now have to prove his credentials as a leader who can navigate a new political path with ideologically different parties like the Congress and the NCP, partners in the Sena-led ruling coalition, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA).

The swearing-in ceremony follows days of dramatic political developments, which included a three-day government formed by an unexpected support from NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who has since returned to the Sharad Pawar-led party fold.

The Shiv Sena, along with the NCP and Congress constituted the 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' to form a non-BJP government in the state

Here are the highlights:

-Congress leaders Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut take oath as ministers


-Nationalist Congress Party leader Chhagan Chandrakant Bhujbal takes oath as minister.

-NCP leader Jayant Rajaram Patil takes oath as minister.

-Shiv Sena leaders Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai take oath as ministers.

-Uddhav Thackeray, 59, became the third Shiv Sena leader after Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane to occupy the top post.

Watch: Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra


-Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister

-Mukesh Ambani, along with wife Nita and son Anant arrive for the oath-taking ceremony of CM designate Uddhav Thackeray and other Maha Vikas Aghadi leaders. Former CM Devendra Fadnavis & Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari have also arrived

-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal & Praful Patel at the oath-taking ceremony of CM designate Uddhav Thackeray and other Maha Vikas Aghadi leaders.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders


-Dr.Manmohan Singh in a letter to Uddhav Thackeray: I am very happy to know that you are taking oath as the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. It is a historic event and I commend you on your visionary leadership.

-Shiv Sena Chief and 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' leader, Uddhav Thackeray to take oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra,shortly

-DMK Chief MK Stalin, DMK leader TR Baalu with Congress leader Ahmed Patel and NCP leader Praful Patel at oath ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray and other Maha Vikas Aghadi leaders

-MNS Chief Raj Thackeray arrives at oath ceremony of CM designate Uddhav Thackeray and other Maha Vikas Aghadi leaders.

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray
MNS Chief Raj Thackeray

-After swearing in ceremony, Uddhav Thackeray will hold first cabinet meeting at Sahyadri guest house at 8 pm

-Rahul Gandhi in a letter to Uddhav Thackeray: I am glad that Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi has come together to defeat the BJP's attempt to undermine our democracy. I regret that I am unable to be present at the function

-Congress party leaders Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut will take oath as ministers on Thursday, sources said.

Earlier in the day, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel said that a total of six leaders will take oath in Maharashtra today.

-Maha Vikas Aghadi, the alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, has stated in their Common Minimum Programme (CMP) that the alliance government led by Uddhav Thackeray will have two coordination committees

-Congress president Sonia Gandhi has decided to skip the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray Maharashtra chief minister and has conveyed this to him.

In a letter to Thackeray, she wished Uddhav the very best in life and hoped that the new government will fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the people of Maharashtra.

-The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance on Thursday said the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state would waive farmers' loans and ensure 80 per cent quota in jobs to local/domicile youth.

NCP leaders Jayant Patil and Nawab Malik and Sena leader Eknath Shinde announced the CMP proposals at a media briefing here, ahead of the swearing in of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government later in the evening.

The programme consists of complete loan waiver to farmers in the state as well as one rupee clinic across the state, which will provide basic screening of people across the state, they said.

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