Shiv Sena Chief and Chief Minister designate Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday morning met Govrnor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan
Thackeray who is all set to be sworn in as chief minister of Maharashtra on November 28 and form a govt led by the Maha Vikas Aghadi, an alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Cong in the state.
The governoe said on Tuesday, said Thackeray will take oath as the chief minister at 6:40 PM tomorrow at the Shivaji Park in Dadar.
Earlier, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had announced at a joint meeting of the three parties that swearing-in of the new government will take place on 1st of December, but the schedule was apparently changed late last night.
According to a statement by Raj Bhavan, the Governor, in a letter addressed to Uddhav Thackeray, said he has noted that Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi has won 166 number of elected members. It further added that since Uddhav is not a member of Maharashtra legislature, he will have to become a member within six months after taking oath as the Chief Minister.
According to sources the decision to elect Uddhav Thackeray as nominee for Chief Minister’s post was taken at a joint meeting of the three parties at a suburban hotel in Mumbai yesterday, hours after the four-day-old BJP government led by Devendra Fadnavis and supported by NCP’s Ajit Pawar collapsed. The leaders of the three parties submitted a letter claiming support of 166 MLAs to the governor.