PM Modi and Uddhav Thackeray (Photo Credit: PTI)
Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday dialled Prime Minister Narendra Modi and invited him for the swearing-in ceremony. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will take oath as the 18th chief minister of Maharashtra on Thursday.
According to the sources, PM Modi congratulated Thackeray and assured full support from the centre.
Thackeray, 59, will be the third Sena leader after Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane to occupy the top post. Thackeray would be taking over as chief minister more than a month after results of the Maharashtra Assembly elections were declared on October 24.
The weeks following the results saw political equations in the state turning topsy-turvy.
Soon after the results came in, Thackeray reminded the ally BJP of its promise to share the CM’s post. But BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis denied that such a promise had been made. An enraged Thackeray called off government formation talks, saying he could not tolerate being dubbed liar.