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Uddhav Thackeray set to become Maharashtra CM, Guv calls special assembly session tomorrow morning
Image Credit: Shiv Sena Twitter

Uddhav Thackeray set to become Maharashtra CM, Guv calls special assembly session tomorrow morning

| @indiablooms | 26 Nov 2019, 01:01 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: After the month-long political drama, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is all set to become the first in his family to become the Maharashtra Chief Minister.

The roads are clear for Uddhav as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Devendra Fadnavis and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar resigned as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on Tuesday afternoon failing to cobble up the required number (145).

The Sena-NCP-Congress alliance or Maha Vikas Aghadi is set to choose Uddhav as its leader paving way for the son of Bal Thakceray to become the Chief Minister.

Meanwhile, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari called a special assembly session at 8 pm on Wednesday.

BJP MLA Kalidas Kolambkar has been appointed as the Pro-Tem Speaker.

Kolambkar will administer the oath of all the MLAs in the assembly on Wednesday.

Devendra Fadnavis resigns ahead of floor test

Three days after controversially taking oath as the Maharashtra Chief Minister on early Saturday morning, Fadnavis resigned on Tuesday.

Fadnavis resigned after NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who had earlier extended his support to the BJP, stepped down as the Deputy Chief Minister on Tuesday.

Ajit on Saturday took oath as Fadnavis' deputy claiming he along with 35 of his party MLAs had extended support to the BJP though most of them later returned to NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

"Today Ajit Pawar said he will resign so we don't have the majority. So the BJP decided not to continue. We always said we won't horse trade," Fadnavis said.

The Sena (56), NCP (54) and Congress (44) together have 154 MLAs if Ajit Pawar is included.

On the other hand, the BJP, the single largest party, has 105 seats.

Fadnavis takes oath and alliance moves Supreme Court

The Sena-NCP-Congress alliance moved the Supreme Court on Saturday evening against the government formation by the BJP under Chief Minister Fadnavis.

Giving its judgement on the plea filed by the Aghadi, the top court on Tuesday ordered a floor test by 5 pm on Wednesday.

(Image Credit: Shiv Sena Twitter)

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