Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Devendra Fadnavis for being sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra for the second consecutive term. Also, PM Modi congratulated Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar for taking oath as deputy chief minister.
In a tweet, PM Modi said, “Congratulations to Devendra Fadnavis ji and Ajit Pawar ji on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra respectively. I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.”
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Congratulations to @Dev_Fadnavis Ji and @AjitPawarSpeaks Ji on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra respectively. I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 23, 2019
In one of the political twists in recent years, BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. On the other hand, NCP’s Ajit Pawar took oath as deputy chief minister.
After the swearing-in ceremony, Ajit Pawar explained the decision that has sent shockwaves in the Indian political arena. “From result day to this day no party was able to form Govt, Maharashtra was facing many problems including farmer issues, so we decided to form a stable government,” Pawar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Devendra Fadnavis said, “People had given us a clear mandate, but Shiv Sena tried to ally with other parties after results, as a result President's rule was imposed. Maharashtra needed a stable government not a 'khichdi' government.”