Surprise, surprise: Devendra Fadnavis sworn in as Maharashtra CM, Ajit Pawar Dy CM

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari administering the oath of office to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Mumbai on Nov. 23, 2019. (Photo: IANS)


  • Fadnavis, Pawar take oath as stunned nation looks on
  • PM congratulates duo, says they’ll work for bright future in Maha
  • Move leaves top NCP leaders, Shiv Sena, Congress shellshocked

Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in on Saturday morning as the chief minister of Maharashtra: a stunning development that came as the nation expected an alliance excluding the BJP to claim the right to form a government.

What’s more, the man taking oath as deputy chief minister was Ajit Pawar, a member of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), one of the three parties working to create the alternative alliance.

Minutes after Fadnavis and Pawar were sworn in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated them and said he was “confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra”.

President’s Rule, which was imposed in Maharashtra on November 12, has been revoked.

Source- India Today