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Such incidents need no rememberance: Fadnavis on swearing-in at dawn last year

This statement came exactly a year after the Maharashtra politics was left stunned with the coalition of Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar as his deputy.

Such incidents need no rememberance: Fadnavis on swearing-in at dawn last year
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The former chief minister and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, on Monday, November 23, said that the next BJP swearing-in will take place at an appropriate hour, unlike last year. He also said that such an incident need not be remembered.

"We will form a government after the existing Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government falls. The swearing-in will be at the appropriate hour. It will not take place at dawn. But such incidents need not be remembered," Fadanavis said while answering a question by the media.

This statement came exactly a year after the Maharashtra politics was left stunned with the coalition of Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar as his deputy. The BJP had formed a short-lived 80-hour government in the state after the Maharashtra polls in 2019.

Speaking on other issues, Fadnavis said projects like the water grid and city water pipeline aimed at developing Marathwada were in a coma under the MVA regime.

The MVA government is working for specific regions and constituencies, and proposals announced by ministers are set aside by the chief minister or deputy chief minister, Fadnavis alleged.

Replying to a query on the MLC polls, Fadnavis said the BJP would fare well despite the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena coming together.

On November 23, 2019, amid escalating tensions between the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress to form a non-BJP government in the state after the October polls threw up a hung Assembly, Fadnavis and Pawar were sworn in at dawn in a ceremony at Raj Bhavan. Within a few hours, Pawar tendered his resignation as the deputy CM, paving the way for the Shiv Sena-led MVA alliance with the NCP and the Congress to assume office a few days later.

Then, on November 28, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the Chief Minister of the MVA government and Ajit Pawar became his deputy.

The BJP had won the maximum 105 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly polls held last year, followed by Shiv Sena which bagged 56 seats. The NCP had won 54 seats and the Congress 44.

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