Mumbai, Nov 28 : Shiv Sena President Uddhav B. Thackeray was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra in a grand function held at the Shivaji Park here on Thursday evening.
Governor B.S. Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Uddhav Thackeray, 59, who sported a striking saffron coloured kurta-pyjama, the Sena party’s colour.
In an unusual gesture, soon after completing the formalities, Uddhav Thackeray stepped to the front of the stage and knelt down, touched his hands and head on the floor to express his gratitude to the people of Maharashtra for the honour bestowed on him.
- Former CM Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari have also arrived.
- Shiv Sena leaders Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai take oath as ministers.
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- Congress’ Balasahab Thorat, Nitin Raut sworn in as Maharashtra Ministers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets, “Congratulations to Uddhav Thackeray Ji on taking oath as the CM of Maharashtra. I am confident he will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.”