State Ministers Chhagan Bhujbal and Subhash Desai arrive at Sahyadri guest house for the first cabinet meeting.
CM Uddhav Thackeray, along with his wife Rashmi and son Aaditya Thackeray offer prayers at Siddhivinayak Temple after the oath-taking.
Only Sharad Pawarji is keeping this unnatural alliance together, Congress doesn't even have 10% say in the govt. They are just watching over from Delhi, said Poonam Mahajan
Poonam Mahajan, BJP: Congratulations to Uddhavji on becoming Maharashtra CM. We'll see how far their 3-wheeler cart go. Only Sharad Pawarji is keeping this unnatural alliance together, Congress doesn't even have 10% say in the govt. They are just watching over from Delhi. pic.twitter.com/tOxhy0KcUo— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Shiv Sena workers celebrate in Jammu after Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as CM.
Jammu & Kashmir: Shiv Sena workers celebrate in Jammu, after Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/wFAmZX2G3M— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
I am confident he will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra, PM Modi congratulates Uddhav.
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. @OfficeofUT— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 28, 2019
Uddhav's oath-taking ceremony concludes
Congress' Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut sworn in as ministers in Uddhav's cabinet.
NCP's Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal sworn in as ministers in Uddhav's cabinet.
Watch: Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as Chief Minister
Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai sworn in as ministers in Uddhav's cabinet.
Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray takes oath as the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/577XuS3QSM— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis present on the stage for the oath-taking ceremony of CM designate Uddhav Thackeray.
Mukesh Ambani, along with wife Nita and son Anant arrive for the oath-taking ceremony of CM designate Uddhav Thackeray.
It is a historic event and I commend you on your visionary leadership, writes former PM Manmohan Singh.
Dr.Manmohan Singh in a letter to Uddhav Thackeray: I am very happy to know that you are taking oath as the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. It is a historic event and I commend you on your visionary leadership. pic.twitter.com/6U7pUumX7r— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
DMK Chief MK Stalin and DMK leader TR Baalu present for Uddhav Thackeray's oath-taking.
Mumbai: DMK Chief MK Stalin, DMK leader TR Baalu with Congress leader Ahmed Patel and NCP leader Praful Patel at oath ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray and other Maha Vikas Aghadi leaders pic.twitter.com/rKTcEIs06B— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Raj Thackeray reaches Shivaji Park for swearing-in ceremony
Uddhav Thackeray's cousin and MNS chief, Raj Thackeray has reached Shivaji Park
After Sonia, Rahul drops out of Uddhav's swearing-in ceremony
Rahul Gandhi in a letter to Uddhav Thackeray: I am glad that Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi has come together to defeat the BJP's attempt to undermine our democracy. I regret that I am unable to be present at the function https://t.co/aa2JQCNMex pic.twitter.com/aGxGvjQaEj— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Uddhav Thackeray will hold his first cabinet meeting at Sahyadri guest house at 8 pm.
Mumbai: After swearing in ceremony, Uddhav Thackeray will hold first cabinet meeting at Sahyadri guest house at 8 pm https://t.co/sRbjeyYL2L— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Sonia Gandhi writes to Uddhav Thackeray. "I regret that I'll not be able to be present at the ceremony," she says.
Sonia Gandhi in a letter to Uddhav Thackeray: Shiv Sena,NCP&Congress have come together under quite extraordinary circumstances, at a time when country faces unprecedented threats from BJP. I regret that I'll not be able to be present at the ceremony (oath-taking). #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/wHs95Y7mV6— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
The Nanar Refinery Project and bullet train project will be taken up in our Cabinet meeting, said Eknath Shinde.
Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena at press conference of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' (NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance): The Nanar Refinery Project and bullet train project will be taken up in our Cabinet meeting. pic.twitter.com/JIbO9hDjIJ— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Common Minimum Program of Maha Vikas Aghadi
1. Immediate loan waiver will be granted to the farmers.
2. Process of filling all the vacant posts in the State Government shall be initiated immediately.
3. A law shall be passed to ensure 80% reservation in jobs for local youth.
4. Children of farm labourers and students belonging to economically weaker section shall receive education loan at 0% interest rate.
5. To ensure affordable healthcare for all citizens One Rupee Clinic will be launched at the taluka level, along with providing health insaurance for every citizen.
6. Permission process shall be simplified and concessions shall be extended to attract new industries and investors.
7. Cheap and efficient food to be provided in the state for Rs 10 only.
Common Minimum Program of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' (NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance). pic.twitter.com/2qw2ECwRkU— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Congress leaders Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut to take oath today.
Sources: Congress leaders Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut will take oath as Ministers today. #Maharashtra— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Total six leaders, two from each party will take oath today, says Praful Patel. Cabinet Ministers will be announced in the coming days, he adds.
Maha Govt formation Updates: Total six leaders, two from each party will take oath today, says Praful Patel. Cabinet Ministers will be announced in the coming days, he adds.— Free Press Journal (@fpjindia) November 28, 2019
Watch live here: https://t.co/HvYASLm3Gn pic.twitter.com/RB9jwUPmXZ
Ajit Pawar won't take the oath today. 6 leaders from each party to take oath today. Deputy CM not yet decided.
NCP leader Ajit Pawar: I am not taking oath today. Today six leaders will be taking oath from each party (Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress). The decision on Deputy Chief Minister is yet to be taken by the party. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/JS1n3A1aJJ— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
BJP could have proved its majority if the Supreme Court had not given a deadline of 24 hours for the floor test, says Ramdas Athawale.
Ramdas Athawale, Union Minister: BJP also could form govt after showing majority. If the Supreme Court had not given a deadline of 24 hours for the floor test, Devendra Fadnavis & Ajit Pawar wouldn't have resigned. It was difficult to prove majority in a short span of 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/KbkLytBwOj— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
We've invited all big leaders including the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi. We've also invited former CM and Raj Thackeray. Everyone should witness the historic day, says Eknath Shinde.
Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena: We've invited all big leaders from the centre and state including the Prime Minister. Aditya Thackeray himself went to invite Congress Pres Sonia Gandhi. We've also invited former Maharashtra CM and Raj Thackeray. Everyone should witness the historic day pic.twitter.com/K0VLTYOUCq— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
"I am going to take oath as a minister," says Jayant Patil. Deputy Chief Minister not decided yet, he adds.
Jayant Patil, NCP: I am going to take oath as a minister.— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
When asked if he will be the Deputy Chief Minister, Jayant Patil says "That has not been decided yet, I don't know." #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/h30T7lzSSu
Ajit Pawar arrives at Silver Oak, residence of NCP Chief Sharad Pawar. Jayant Patil and Praful Patel also present at the residence.
Mumbai: Ajit Pawar arrives at Silver Oak, residence of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar. Party leaders Jayant Patil and Praful Patel are already present at the residence. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/yrljkvisCs— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Maha Vikas Aghadi to hold a press meet at 4 p.m, CPM to be released
Mumbai: Congress' Balasaheb Thorat, Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde & NCP's Jayant Patil to address a joint press conference, ahead of swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena chief & 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' leader Uddhav Thackeray, today. The Common Minimum programme will be released.(file pics) pic.twitter.com/MhJW4zubud— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Mumbai Police issues stage and entry plan for Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji Park
Raj Thackeray to attend cousin's oath-taking ceremony
Raj Thackeray will be attending his cousin and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thakceray's oath taking ceremony today. Earlier in the day, Uddhav had called Raj and invited him to the swearing-in.
Ajit Pawar not gone incommunicado, will attend Uddhav's oath-taking ceremony, says NCP spokesperson
NCP spokesperson, on reports that Ajit Pawar has switched off his mobile phone: Ajit Pawar (in file pic) has not gone incommunicado, he has intentionally switched off his mobile phone to avoid frequent calls. He will attend the swearing-in ceremony. pic.twitter.com/exRRHnCTsl— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Sena lauds Pawar, dubs him 'margdarshak' of Maha Vikas Aghadi
With Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray set to take oath as Maharashtra's chief minister, the party on Thursday heaped praises on NCP chief Sharad Pawar and termed him 'margdarshak' (guide) of the new government in the state.
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' acknowledged Sharad Pawar's efforts in taking the Sena-NCP-Congress alliance forward. "A strong and experienced 'margdarshak' like Sharad Pawar is with us. This government will not function with any deceitful intention against anyone," the Sena said With the single largest party BJP being unable to form government, the Sena described the change in political dynamics as the "rise of a new sun" in Maharashtra.
"The current mood of happiness in the state can be equated with the one the entire country had at the time of Independence on August 15, 1947," the Marathi daily said.
NCP leader Supriya Sule remembers Balasaheb and Mina Thackeray
माँसाहेब आणि आदरणीय बाळासाहेब...! आज तुमची खुप आठवण येतेय. हे सर्व पहायला तुम्ही दोघे असायला हवे होतात.तुम्हा दोघांनी मला मुलीपेक्षाही जास्त प्रेम दिले. तुम्ही माझ्या आयुष्यात स्पेशल होता,आहात आणि राहाल.— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) November 28, 2019
MK Stalin arrives in Mumbai, will attend Uddhav's swearing-in ceremony
Maharashtra: DMK president MK Stalin arrives in Mumbai. He will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new government of the state, led by Shiv Sena chief and 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister, today. pic.twitter.com/c0IzWQjZWY— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Bal Thackerays' Samadhi in Shivaji Park decorated ahead of Uddhav's swearing-in ceremony as CM of Maharashtra
Mumbai: 'Bal Thackeray Samadhi' in Shivaji Park has been decorated, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena chief and 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' leader Uddhav Thackeray, as the Chief Minister of #Maharashtra today. pic.twitter.com/vA7Hajh9a9— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
CM and few leaders from three parties to take oath today, says Balasaheb Thorat
Balasaheb Thorat, Maharashtra Congress president: I don't know how many ministers will take oath today but Chief Minister and a few ministers from the three parties (Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena) will take oath at the ceremony. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/ArwPtnt7va— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Uddhav Thackeray to decide cabinet, he is not only Aditya's father but also CM: Sanjay Raut
Sanjay Raut's maintains secrecy over Aditya Thackeray's position in father and soon to be Maharshtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's cabinet.
Raut says, "Uddhav Thackeray ji is not only his father but also chief minister. He will take the decision."
'Today is a historic day': Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay raut calls Uddhav's oath taking ceremony as CM 'historic'. He said that today's ceremony will have ripple efffects in Indian politics.
Political leaders from across party lines are expected to join the swearing ceremony today.
"It is upto Sharad Pawar to decide. I don't know, it is NCP's matter. Sharad Pawar is senior-most leader of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi'. What post should be given to Ajit Pawar or someone else in his party, will be decided by him," Raut said.
NCP's Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal to take oath today
Commissioner of Police Sanjay Barve reviews security arrangement at Shivaji Park before Uddhav Thackeray's oath-taking
Mumbai: Commissioner of Police Sanjay Barve reviewing security arrangements at Shivaji Park, ahead of Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as #Maharashtra Chief Minister. pic.twitter.com/QAPP40FRhV— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019