As Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra’s CM for the 2nd time on Saturday following a dramatic turn around of events, the inside sources revealed that the President’s rule that was in effect in the state was revoked 2 hours before the oath was taken.
The state which was under President’s rule since November 12th saw the revocation of the same on 5:47 AM on Saturday. Where Uddhav Thackrey was sure to become the CM of the state up till yesterday night the nation woke up to see Fadnavis taking oath as the CM.
NCP’s Ajit Pawar was sworn in as the Deputy CM in a ceremony held in Raj Bhavan early morning Saturday. NCP who has formed an alliance with Shiv Sena and Congress was all set to form the government in the state.
Ajit Pawar was leading the talks of three parties working to create an alternative alliance from the sides of NCP whereby Uddhav Thackrey’s name was agreed upon for the CM post.
In a joint press conference of Shiv Sena held on Saturday afternoon, Sharad Pawar was seen with Uddhav Thackrey and said that this was not the NCP’s but Ajit’s sole decision. He further said that BJP would not be able to prove the majority on the floor of the house.
The political suspense in Maharashtra doesn’t seem to end with the dramatic swearing of Fadnavis as CM for the 2nd time. With the real test to be held at the legislative assembly, Sharad Pawar’s comments have hinted that there can be more twists and turns ahead.