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Month after results, Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as Maharashtra CM

Two each from Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress sworn in ministers in Vikas Aghadi govt

Members of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi celebrate after Uddhav Thackeray took oath as chief minister, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Thursday  |	Photos: Kamlesh Pednekar
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Members of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi celebrate after Uddhav Thackeray took oath as chief minister, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Thursday | Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The iconic Shivaji Park in Mumbai is the birthplace of Shiv Sena and the playground of generations of cricket players, including Sachin Tendulkar. On Thursday evening, 

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray began his innings here as chief minister of Maharashtra, cementing a new non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in the country.

 Over a month after results of the Assembly elections were declared on October 24, Thackeray was sworn in amid joyous victory chants by party supporters and sound of tutari  (a traditional musical instrument) on a specially crafted stage with a fort-like decor and a statue of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati

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First Published: Nov 29 2019 | 12:07 AM IST

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