Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as Maharashtra CM

Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as Maharashtra CM
Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Uddhav Thackeray at 6.40 pm today

After a tumultuous month, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra during a grand function at Shivaji Park on Thursday.

Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Uddhav Thackeray at 6.40 pm. Thackeray, dressed in his party’s symbolic saffron-coloured kurta-pyjama, later went on the touch the floor with his hands and head.

Thackeray became the 18th Chief Minister of the state and the third from Shiv Sena to hold the top post.

Besides, two legislators each from the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress, the key constituents of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), took oath as ministers.

The ministers who took oath were Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai, NCP’s Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal, and Congress’ Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut.

In addition to the thousands of party workers and supporters, prominent dignitaries present on the occasion were more than 500 farmers and farm widows from all over Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackery’s cousin and MNS President Raj Thackeray, industrialist Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani and their family members.

Also present were at least three Chief Ministers from other states and six former Maharashtra Chief Ministers, including Sharad Pawar, Sushilkumar Shinde, Manohar Joshi, Prithviraj Chavan, Ashok Chavan, and Devendra Fadnavis.

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, DMK leader M K Stalin, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Congress leaders Ahmed Patel & Mallikarjun Kharge and NCP MP Supriya Sule were also present.

Other prominent personalities from all the three parties included Abhishek M. Singhvi, Rajiv Shukla, Praful Patel, Kishore Tiwari, Sanjay Raut, Arvind Sawant, Rohit Pawar, and Rashmi Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray, the wife, and son of Uddhav Thackeray.

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