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After being checkmated, Shiv Sena files a writ petition in SC against the swearing in of Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar

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'. 

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.

Read: BJP’s votes helped Sena win seats, we have ‘electoral and moral’ mandate to form govt in Maharashtra: RS Prasad

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.

Read: BJP and Ajit Pawar acted as Duryodhan and Shakuni of Maharashtra politics: Randeep Surjewala after being checkmated

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.

Read: Shiv Sena shocked: Sanjay Raut calls Ajit Pawar ‘backstabber’, says ‘woh zindagi bhar tadapte rahenge’

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’.

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