Fadnavis back for second term; Raut says people of Maharashtra cheated

During the early hours of Saturday, BJP formed the government again in Maharashtra and Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister again. Until last night it was said that Uddhav Thackeray would be the CM as per the ShivSena-NCP-Congress alliance.

Until late on Friday, the discussions to form a new government was being considered by the new alliance - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP. While it was being said that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray would become the CM, the early hours of Saturday added a twist to the tale. Overnight, BJP formed the government once again, and Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a new term. Joining him would be Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM of the state.

Sanjay Nirupam: I am very sad today  

Sanjay Nirupam says "People would be thinking I will be happy by today's developments,but I am actually very sad. Congress has been unnecessarily defamed in this and thinking of alliance with Shiv Sena was a mistake. I appeal to Sonia ji to at first dissolve Congress Working Committee"

Nawab Malik accuses Ajit Pawar
NCP leader Nawab Malik accuses Ajit Pawar of misusing attendance sheet for letter of support.

Congress meeting
An urgent meeting has been called by Congress at party office in Mumbai. Senior party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal to be present

NCP-Shiv Sena to address media at 12:30

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray to hold a press conference at 12.30 pm today

Girish Mahajan of BJP says all NCP MLA's support BJP

Girish Mahajan says "We will prove our majority with the support of over 170 MLAs. Ajit Pawar has given a letter to Governor about support of his MLAs and as he is legislative party leader of NCP, which means all NCP MLAs have supported us."

Chandrakant Patil says Shiv Sena betrayed the mandate

Chandrakant Patil says, "Voters had voted for BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and we got 161 MLAs, but Shiv Sena betrayed the mandate. From the first press conference, they had started talking about alternatives."

Ajit Pawar got scared of the ED probe: Sanjay Raut

People of Maharashtra cheated - Sanjay Raut

"People of Maharashtra have been cheated. It was about trust of Maharashtra..you have used your money power to your advantage," Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena in a media address

NCP meet at Sharad Pawar's house

As per sources, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders are gathering at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar house to discuss about the situation at hand.

Sharad Pawar says Ajit Pawar's decision is his personal one

Ramdas Athawale sends in best wishes to the new CM and deputy CM

Yogi Adityanath congratulates Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar

Amit Shah sends in his best wishes

Nitin Gakari congratulates Fadnavis 

Prime Minister congratulates Fadnavis

BJP workers in  Nagpur celebrate after Devendra Fadnavis was sworn as the CM. 

Fadnavis Sworn in as CM

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