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Month-long Maharashtra political crisis ends; Uddhav Thackeray becomes CM

Uddhav has become the first chief minister from the Thackeray family. Catch Maharashtra government formation LIVE updates

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Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as chief minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as chief minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
Maharashtra LIVE: President Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra in a grand function held at the Shivaji Park here on Thursday evening.

Governor B.S. Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Uddhav Thackeray, 59, who sported a striking saffron coloured kurta-pyjama, the Sena party's colour.

In an unusual gesture, soon after completing the formalities, stepped to the front of the stage and knelt down, touched his hands and head on the floor to express his gratitude to the people of Maharashtra for the honour bestowed on him.

Nitin Raut of Congress, Balasaheb Thorat of Congress, Chhagan Bhujbal of NCP, Jayant Patil of NCP, Subhash Desai of Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde of also took oath as ministers. 

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