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Maharashtra Government Formation

November 23, 2019

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis during a press conference in Mumbai. Fadnavis resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister.

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, BJP Maharashtra President Chandrakant Patil, BJP Maharashtra in-charge Bhupendra Yadav and others during a press conference in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, BJP Maharashtra President Chandrakant Patil, BJP Maharashtra in-charge Bhupendra Yadav and others during a press conference in Mumbai.

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Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gopal Yadav addresses as MDMK leader Vaiko, Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with party leaders Rahul Gandhi, Anand Sharma and other opposition leaders look on during a protest against Maharashtra government formation issue, at Parliament premises in New Delhi.

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MDMK leader Vaiko addresses as Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party leaders Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders look on during a protest against Maharashtra government formation issue, at Parliament premises in New Delhi.

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RJD MP Misa Bharti, Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with party leader Rahul Gandhi during a protest against Maharashtra government formation issue, at Parliament premises in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan, Abhishek Singhvi, KC Venugopal, Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar and others display victory sign at the Supreme Court of India during a media interaction, in New Delhi.

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Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar shows a victory sign at the Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan displays a victory sign at the Supreme Court of India during a media interaction, in New Delhi. The Supreme Court ordered a floor test on November 27 to determine the strength of the BJP-led Maharashtra government, which an opposition alliance says does not command majority support.

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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray along with NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena MLAs take a pledge during a gathering to display their strength, at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar speaks as NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena MLAs gather along with senior leaders to display their strength to form the government, at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray speaks as NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena MLAs gather along with senior leaders to display their strength to form the government, at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray along with NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena MLAs during a gathering to display their strength of 162, at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray along with NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena MLAs take a pledge during a gathering to display their strength, at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray hands over microphone to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar, during a show of strength of elected representatives to Maharashtra state legislature in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray shows his fist during a gathering of NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena MLAs to show their strenght of 162, at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

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Sharad Pawar’s grandson Rohit Pawar and Bal Thackeray’s grandson Aditya Thackeray during a gathering of NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena MLAs to show their strenght of 162, at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray along with NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena MLAs after taking a pledge during a gathering to display their strength, at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

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NCP leader Chaggan Bhujbal addresses the media as he leaves from Vidhan Bhawan in Mumbai.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi speaks to media after a protest against the formation of Maharashtra government during the Winter session at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi looks at a placard while leading a protest over Maharashtra government formation issue, in front of the Gandhi statue at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (C) along with party MPs addresses the media at Parliament House during the Winter session, in New Delhi. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday alleged that women parliamentarians of his party were "manhandled" in the Lok Sabha when they were protesting in the Well of the House over the Maharashtra government formation.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar interacts with the media over the Maharashtra government formation issue, in Karad.

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Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray leaves from The Lalit Hotel at Andheri in Mumbai.

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Senior Shiv Sena leaderArvind Sawant outside the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court will give its order on Maharashtra government formation on Tuesday, the apex court said while hearing the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine's plea against the governor's decision to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister.

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Shiv Sena MLAs aboard a bus to be shifted from The Lalit Hotel to Lemon Tree Premier Hotel amid the high political drama in Maharashtra and fear of 'poaching' of MLAs, in Mumbai.

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Indian Youth Congress (IYC) members stage a protest against the BJP Government over the Maharashtra government formation issue, in New Delhi.

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Indian Youth Congress (IYC) members stage a protest against the BJP Government over the Maharashtra government formation issue, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Prithviraj Chavan and Mukul Wasnik address the media after a hearing at Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, Congress leaders Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat, NCP leader Jayant Patil address the media after submitting a list of legislators supporting their alliance, outside Raj Bhavan, in Mumbai.

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Ashok Chavan, center, President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee along with the leaders of Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena leave the Governor house after submitting list of legislators supporting their alliance in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Prithviraj Chavan and Mukul Wasnik address the media after a hearing at Supreme Court, in New Delhi. The Supreme Court will give its order on Maharashtra government formation on Tuesday, the apex court said while hearing the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine's plea against the governor's decision to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister.

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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel deployed outside Raj Bhavan, in Mumbai.

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Ashok Chavan, center, President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee along with the leaders of Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena leave the Governor house after submitting list of legislators supporting their alliance in Mumbai.

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Jayant Patil of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) speaks with media as he leaves the Governor house in Mumbai.

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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel deployed outside Raj Bhavan, in Mumbai.

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Senior Shiv Sena leaders Anil Desai and Subhash Desai arrive at Supreme Court, in New Delhi. Government formation in Maharashtra has come under the Supreme Court's scrutiny with the Centre being asked to produce before the court the letters of the Governor inviting Devendra Fadnavis as well as the communication of the BJP leader staking his claim.

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Senior Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan and Mukul Wasnik at Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena leaders submit a letter of MLAs supporting their alliance, to the officials at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

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BJP leader Ashish Shelar addresses to media in Mumbai.

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NCP leader Nawab Malik addresses the media in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs meeting chaired by party Chief Sharad Pawar (unseen) at Hotel Renaissance, Mumbai.

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Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis (R) being felicitated by BJP State President Chandrakant Patil during BJP MLA meeting at Vasant Smruti, Mumbai.

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Elected State Assembly members during BJP MLA meeting in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar outside his residence in Churchgate, Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with BJP Maharashtra President Chandrakant Patil arrives for the BJP MLA meeting at Vasant Sruti at Dadar in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with elected State Assembly members during BJP MLA meeting in Mumbai.

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Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and others during BJP MLA meeting at Vasant Smruti, Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala and Prithviraj Chavan address the media at Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Prithviraj Chavan and Abhishek Manu Singhvi at Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Prithviraj Chavan and Abhishek Manu Singhvi at Supreme Court, in New Delhi. The Supreme Court is hearing a joint plea of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress today against the decision of Maharashtra Governor, inviting BJP to form the government.

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Security outside Lalit Hotel where Shiv Sena and NCP MLAs have been recently shifted, in Andheri, Mumbai.

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Security outside J W Marriott where Congress MLAs have been shifted, in Andheri, Mumbai.

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A man reads newspaper fronted with headlines on Maharashtra government formation, in Mumbai.

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Copies of local newspapers fronted with headlines on Maharashtra government formation, in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan arrives for a meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence, in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan at Supreme Court, in New Delhi. The Supreme Court is hearing a joint plea of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress today against the decision of Maharashtra Governor, inviting BJP to form the government.

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Shiv Sena leader Gajanan Kirtikar arrives at Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal leaves following a meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence, in Mumbai.

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Advocate Sunil Fadnavis at Supreme Court on the issue of Maharashtra government formation, in New Delhi. The Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress moved the Supreme Court after Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as Maharashtra CM for the second term with help from NCP leader Ajit Pawar

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Congress leader Randeep Surjewala with Senior advocate Devadatt Kamat speaks to media at Supreme Court on the issue of Maharashtra government formation, in New Delhi. The Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress moved the Supreme Court after Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as Maharashtra CM for the second term with help from NCP leader Ajit Pawar

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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar after a meeting with party MLA's in Mumbai.

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NCP MLA Chhagan Bhujbal leaves after a meeting with party MLA's in Mumbai. At least nine NCP MLAs who attended swearing-in of Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister of Maharashtra returned to the party fold and expressed solidarity with party chief Sharad Pawar.

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NCP MLA and Sharad Pawar’s grandson Rohit Pawar with other party MLA’s leave for Hotel Renaissance from Y B Chavan Center in a special bus after a party meeting, in Mumbai.

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NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde leaving for Hotel Renaissance from Y B Chavan Center in a special bus after a meeting with party MLA's in Mumbai.

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NCP MLAs leave in a bus after a meeting with party MLA's in Mumbai. At least nine NCP MLAs who attended swearing-in of Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister of Maharashtra returned to the party fold and expressed solidarity with party chief Sharad Pawar.

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Nationalist Congress Party supporters celebrate after NCP leader Ajit Pawar took oath as the deputy CM of Maharashtra, in Solapur.

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Nationalist Congress Party MLA's attend a meeting chaired by party chief Sharad Pawar (unseen) at YB Chavan Centre in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar chairs a meeting of party MLA's at YB Chavan Centre in Mumbai.

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Shivsena leader Milind Narvekar with NCP rebel MLA Sanjay Bansode at YB Chavan Centre for MLA meeting, in Mumbai.

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NCP MLAs leave after a meeting with party MLA's in Mumbai.

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A BJP worker holds placard of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanvis and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar outside BJP state headquarters, in Mumbai.

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Newly sworn-in Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis addresses his supporters on his arrival at states BJP office, in Mumbai.

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Newly sworn-in Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis arrives at states BJP office, in Mumbai. In a stunning turn of events early morning, Fadnavis and NCP leader Ajit Pawar took oath as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, respectively.

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NCP workers burn an effigy of newly-elected Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar after he created a goverment in coalition with BJP in long-awaited result after Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Solapur.

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NCP workers protest against newly-elected Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar after he created a goverment in coalition with BJP in long-awaited result after Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel addresses a meeting of newly-elected Congress MLAs following the oath taking of Maharashtra Chief Minister, in Mumbai.

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Police personnel stand guard outside the residence of the newly-elected Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, in Mumbai.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray during a joint press conference, in Mumbai.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray with other party leaders during a joint press conference, in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray with son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray during a joint press conference with NCP chief Sharad Pawar (unseen), in Mumbai.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray during a joint press conference in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray arrives for a press conference, in Mumbai.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar arrives for a press conference, in Mumbai.

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Congress leader Ahmed Patel arrives for a press conference, in Mumbai.

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BJP supporters celebrate after Devendra Fadnavis was elected as the Maharashtra Chief Minister for a second term, outside his residence in Mumbai.

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Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut interacts with media, outside Matoshree in Mumbai. Raut said NCP leader Ajit Pawar had stabbed the Sena in the back by joining hands with the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra.

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BJP supporters celebrate after Devendra Fadnavis was elected as the Maharashtra Chief Minister for a second term, in Prayagraj.

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BJP supporters celebrate after Devendra Fadnavis was elected as the Maharashtra Chief Minister for a second term, in Solapur.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administers the oath of Chief Minister of Maharashtra to Devendra Fadnavis, in Mumbai.

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NCP's Ajit Pawar takes oath as Deputy CM,oath administered by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan, in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari flanked by newly-appointed Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and his Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, during an oath-taking ceremony, in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administers oath to NCP's Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM of the state at a ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari shakes hands with newly-sworn in Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis during oath-taking ceremony, in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari flanked by newly-appointed Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and his Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, during an oath-taking ceremony, in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar with party leaders in Mumbai.

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Copies of local newspapers fronted with headlines on Maharashtra government formation, in Mumbai.

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