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Highlights | Will give good government: Uddhav after chairing 1st cabinet meet

Maharashtra govt formation LIVE: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took oath as new chief minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park on Thursday evening. He will head an alliance government of NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 30, 2019 06:15 IST
Highlights | Will give good government: Uddhav after chairing 1st cabinet meet
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray ahead of his first cabinet meeting.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took oath as chief minister of Maharashtra on Thursday evening, heading the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), an alliance of Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena and Congress.

The ceremony was held in Mumbai's Shivaji Park where Uddhav's father, the late Bal Thackeray, founded the Shiv Sena in 1966. Governor BD Koshyari will administer oath to Uddhav, the first Thackeray to be a chief minister of the state, at 6:40pm.

The swearing-in ceremony will bring to an end more than a month of political uncertainty in the state after the October 21 assembly elections.

In the new government, Sharad Pawar's NCP will get to nominate a deputy chief minister and a Congress MLA will occupy the assembly Speaker’s position.

Here are the updates:

11:03 AM IST

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath to attend swearing in

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath to attend swearing in at Shivaji Park in Mumbai : State Congress

10:45 AM IST

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh not to attend Uddhav's swearing-in

Former PM Manmohan Singh not to attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing in ceremony in Mumbai today, his office has informed.

10:28 AM IST

NCP workers gather outside Sharad Pawar's residence

NCP workers from Maval taluka gathered outside Silver Oak, residence of NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, said, "We have come to meet Pawar saheb (Sharad Pawar) with the request to make our MLA Sunil Shelke,a minister in the new government. We think he will agree."

<p>NCP workers gather outside Sharad Pawar's residence</p>
NCP workers outside the residence of NCP chief Sharad Pawar
10:18 AM IST

MeenaThackeray's bust at Shivaji Park, decorated

Bust of Meena Thackeray, mother of Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray, outside Shivaji Park, has been decorated with flowers.

10:10 AM IST

'Uddhav Thackeray will decide on Aaditya's inclusion in cabinet: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, on being asked if Aaditya Thackeray will be given a ministerial post,said, "To include someone in the cabinet or not is the decision of Chief Minister. Uddhav Thackeray ji is now not only his father but the Chief Minister, he will take the decision." : ANI

10:08 AM IST

Sonia Gandhi 'not decided' about attending swearing-in: ANI

On being asked if she will participate in Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in today, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said, "Not decided": ANI

10:04 AM IST

Security arrangements at Shivaji Park reviewed

Commissioner of Police Sanjay Barve reviewed security arrangements at Shivaji Park, ahead of Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as chief minister of Maharashtra.

<p>Security arrangements at Shivaji Park reviewed</p>
Security arrangements being reviewed at Shivaji Park, the venue of oath-taking ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray, Nov 28, 2019.

First published: Nov 28, 2019 09:47 IST