The country woke up to a shocking development in the now bizarre bubble of Maharashtra politics. After weeks of speculations and talks between Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress over government formation in Maharashtra, a little after 8 AM, Devendra Fadnavis of BJP was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ajit Pawar of NCP being sworn in as the Deputy CM.
Jilted Shiv Sena has now approached the Supreme Court against the swearing-in of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar.
According to ANI, Shiv Sena has now approached the Supreme Court and filed a writ petition against the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister and Ajit Pawar as the Deputy CM.
Up until yesterday, media had reported that the Common Minimum Program was almost decided between Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP.
In fact, many newspapers ran the front page news today that Uddhav Thackeray was all set to be the Chief Minister. After the Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray had broken their alliance with BJP as the former was set on getting the CM position for Aditya Thackeray. However, after marathon meetings with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi, it was reportedly decided that Uddhav Thackeray would be the Chief Minister. That plan was upset when today morning, in a shocking turn of events, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar were sworn in as CM and Deputy CM.
The Governor has given BJP and Ajit Pawar time till 30th November to prove their majority on the floor of the house. Earlier, Sharad Pawar had distanced himself from this decision of Ajit Pawar and called it his ‘personal decision’.