After Tuesday’s turn of events that saw the four-day-old BJP government fall even before the Supreme Court-ordered floor test could be conducted, the newly formed alliance of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP unanimously nominated Uddhav Thackeray for Maharashtra’s Chief Ministerial post.
Governor Koshyari called a special session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday for the 288 newly-elected members to take oath. The oath will be administered by newly-appointed pro-tem speaker, Kalidas Kolambkar. The session will begin at 8 am.
The newly-elected members couldn't take oath even one month after the results of the assembly polls were announced, due to political up and downs in the state.
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1:05 PM: Ahmed Patel, K C Venugopal, reach Sharad Pawar's Mumbai residence to hold discussions ahead of government formation.
12:30 PM: NCP leader Ajit Pawar said he continues to be in the Sharad Pawar-led party, adding it was up to CM-designate Uddhav Thackeray to take a call on inducting him into the cabinet.
11:42 AM: NCP MLA Rohit Pawar said he was sure his uncle Ajit Pawar would return to the party and felt happy after the latter met party chief Sharad Pawar. He also said that the Pawars "stand united" and will remain so.
10:53 AM: Maharashtra Congress President Balasaheb Thorat said that no decision has been taken on who will be the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. "No decision has been taken on who will be Deputy Chief Minister," said Thorat.
10:10 AM: Shiv Sena chief and Chief Minister-designate Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday morning met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan.
9:10 AM: Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Thursday evening.
8:35 AM: Ajit Pawar, Devendra Fadnavis administered oath by Pro-Tem Speaker.
8:27 AM: NCP MP Supriya Sule greets Ajit Pawar, party MLA Rohit Pawar at Vidhan Bhawan entrance.
8:26 AM: Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal, Aaditya Thackeray among those administered oath as MLAs..
8:18 AM: Pro tem Speaker Kalidas Kolambkar starts administering oath to members in the 288-member House.
8:11 AM: Devendra Fadnavis arrives at the assembly, ahead of the first session of the new assembly.
7: 58 AM:
Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray offers prayers at Siddhivinayak Temple, ahead of the first session of new assembly today. From 8.00 am onwards, oath will be administered to the MLAs in the assembly. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/drMVjqOGIy— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
7:57 AM: NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Supriya Sule arrive at the assembly, ahead of the first session of the new assembly today. Oath will be administered to the MLAs in the assembly today.
Mumbai: NCP leaders Ajit Pawar & Supriya Sule arrive at the assembly, ahead of the first session of the new assembly today. Oath will be administered to the MLAs in the assembly today. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/lyGtcCunif— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
7:35 AM: Senior NCP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Majeed Memon has said group leaders of their respective parties -- NCP's Jayant Patil and Congress's Balasaheb Thorat -- will become Deputy Chief Ministers in the Maha Vikas Aghadi-led government in Maharashtra.
7:30 AM: A senior Sena leader, who met the governor along with leaders of the Congress and the NCP, said Thackeray will take oath as the chief minister at 6:40 pm on November 28 at the Shivaji Park in Dadar.