In a surprise move, Devendra Fadnavis and NCP leader Ajit Pawar took oath as chief minister and deputy chief minister on Saturday early morning at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. This came at a time when deliberations between the Congress, the NCP and Shiv Sena to form a government in Maharashtra reached the final stage. However, the fast-paced political developments in the state apparently proved too hot to handle for a professor who claimed that he fell sick and went into a "shock".
According to a report of PTI, Zaheer Syed, a professor at a college in Maharashtra’s Gadchandur, claimed that he went into shock and fell sick after watching Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar raking oath as chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively.
He said, "I fell sick and went into shock in the morning after watching the news about unfolding political drama in the state." The teacher further added that he had applied for leave. However, the leave request was rejected by the college principal. The purported leave application of the professor went viral on social media.
The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party in the state elections last month, could not earlier stake claim to form a government after it could not reach an agreement with its former ally Shiv Sena on its "50:50" demand. The BJP won 105 seats in the 288-member assembly followed by the Shiv Sena (56). The NCP won 54 seats and the Congress had won 44 seats.