The night of 22nd and 23rd November will be remembered in Maharashtra and Indian Politics for ages. It was on 22nd November Evening at 7 pm when Sanjay Raut, the spokesperson of Shivsena announced that,
“Shivsena will be forming the government in Maharashtra along with NCP and Congress. Uddhav Thackeray will be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and there will be two other deputy CM from NCP and Congress.”
And that is when the real “Game of Thrones” started in Maharashtra!
No one had a clue and Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Leadership of Congress were eagerly waiting for the dawn of 23rd November when they will present themselves as the next administrative rulers of Maharashtra.
But, suddenly at 5:47 am on the morning of 23rd November, there was a shocking announcement. The presidential rule from Maharashtra is removed from immediate effect. The leaders of Shivsena, NCP and Congress were in the mid of their sleep at that time.
And before they can think of anything, after 7 am in the morning Devendra Fadnavis, along with Ajit Pawar from NCP reached the Governor’s House.
In the morning, sharp at 8:07 am Devendra Fadnavis from BJP took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Whereas, Ajit Pawar from NCP took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
This Oath Ceremony was immediately welcomed by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi with a tweet:
Congratulations to @Dev_Fadnavis Ji and @AjitPawarSpeaks Ji on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra respectively. I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 23, 2019
Devendra Fadnavis also shared the video of his Oath Ceremony on his Twitter Account:
मी देवेंद्र गंगाधरराव फडणवीस… pic.twitter.com/hdtIH35DN6
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) November 23, 2019
While Ajit Pawar is claiming the support of all MLAs from NCP. The founder of NCP Sharad Pawar had some other views:
Ajit Pawar's decision to support the BJP to form the Maharashtra Government is his personal decision and not that of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
We place on record that we do not support or endorse this decision of his.
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) November 23, 2019
The Chanakya of Indian Politics who might have played a major role in Maharashtra’s Game of Thrones also congratulated the incumbent:
मुझे विश्वास है कि यह सरकार महाराष्ट्र के विकास और कल्याण के प्रति निरंतर कटिबद्ध रहेगी और प्रदेश में प्रगति के नये मापदंड स्थापित करेगी।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 23, 2019
There is a lot more interesting to come from Maharashtra’s Politics with all these incidents. We will surely keep you updated on this!