Maharashtra govt formation: In major U-turn, BJP's Eknath Khadse says 'shouldn't have taken support from Ajit Pawar'
On Wednesday, a day session Assembly was convened to administer the oath to its 288 newly-elected members.
Fadnavi's resignation came as midnight shocker that opened the gates of Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray to be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra after Bharatiya Janata Party's Devendra Fadnavis tendered his resignation on According to The Supreme Court order for a floor test and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar's resignation as the Deputy CM.
However, a day session of the Assembly was convened on Wednesday to administer the oath to its 288 newly-elected members.
Meanwhile, Speaker Kalidas Kolambkar was appointed by the Governor, BS Koshyari, to oversee the proceedings while Uddhav Thackeray will take oath as the CM on Thursday.
The oath ceremony has come after a full dramatic month-long political impasse in the state. The state was even kept under the President's rule for 13 days, until Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar took oath early on November 23.
However, on Monday, the newly formed 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' combine (Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP) sent a letter to the Governor claiming the support of 166 MLAs. They staked claim to form the government and even organised parade of the supporting MLAs.
Maha Vikas Aghadi is the joined hands of Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule, Praful Patel, Jayant Patil, Nawab Malik, Jitendra Awhad (all Nationalist Congress Party), Uddhav Thackeray, Aditya Thackeray, Eknath Shinde, and Sanjay Raut (all Shiv Sena), Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and Mallikarjuna Kharge (Congress) and others were present.
However, this alliance came barely 12 hours before the SC judgment on the floor test.