Coup in Maharashtra : Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as CM; Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM

Mumbai, Nov 23: Giving a dramatic twist to the politics of Maharashtra, BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister for a second term at Raj Bhavan this morning more than a week after the state was placed under President’s Rule.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar took oath as the Deputy CM of the state.

This coup was carried by the BJP to notallow the NCP-Congress and Shiv Sena form the government.

After the oath-taking ceremony, Devendra Fadnavis said, “I would like to thank our leader PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah ji and party’s working president JP Nadda for choosing me as their candidate to head the Maharashtra government once again. The people of the state had given a clear mandate to the BJP but Shiv Sena disrespected that mandate and did dirty politics.”

Congratulations to @Dev_Fadnavis Ji and @AjitPawarSpeaks Ji on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra respectively. I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 23, 2019
The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party in the state elections last month, could not earlier stake claim to form a government after it cou

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