Maharashtra: Oath tomorrow, Ministeries yet to be worked out

Maharashtra: Oath tomorrow, Ministeries yet to be worked out

The "Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi", comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress along with some small parties and Independents, has made a decision to stake claim for government formation in the state after the BJP-led government collapsed on Tuesday. "Only Chhagan Bhujbal and Jayant Patil will take oath as ministers from the NCP", Ajit Pawar told reporters after a meeting of NCP leaders at party chief Sharad Pawar's residence here. "I will not take oath today".

Asked about rumours that he may be appointed the deputy chief minister, Thorat said, "I am not aware of any such possibility so far". "I am not at all disappointed".

On Tuesday, Fadnavis made a decision to step down as Maharashtra chief minister after Ajit Pawar informed him that he will not be able to support his government anymore. Ajit Pawar joined hands with the BJP to form government last Saturday, but quit it earlier this week citing "personal reasons", leading to collapse of the Devendra Fadnavis-led dispensation.

"I have never had a rift with (Dada) Ajit Pawar. everyone has a role in the party.it is their duty to carry the party forward", said Sule, who is also a Lok Sabha MP.

However, Shiv Sena seems to have the leverage in this alliance as Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn as Maharashtra's new CM tomorrow while the allocation of ministries in the new Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition including the Deputy CM's post is yet to be worked out, according to sources. The Sena, however, broke its three-decade-long ties with the BJP after the latter declined to share the chief minister's post. Then Manoj CG discusses Ajit Pawar's game plan, what part NCP supremo Sharad Pawar had to play and where the Congress stood through all of this.

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