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Uddhav Thackeray, wife Rashmi meet Governor Koshyari at Raj Bhavan

The Shiv Sena chief will be the first from the Thackeray family to be sworn in as the chief minister

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Uddhav Thackeray
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. File Photo: PTI

Maharashtra CM-designate and chief met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday.

Thackeray, to be sworn-in as CM on Thursday, was accompanied by wife Rashmi, an official said.

The chief will be the first from the Thackeray family to be sworn in as the chief minister.

The Shiv Sena, and on Tuesday named Thackeray as their chief ministerial face.

The three parties have claimed support of 166 MLAs in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly.

Devendra Fadnavis resigned as CM on Tuesday, barely 80 hours after taking oath for the second time, the move necessitated by his deputy Ajit Pawar's resignation citing "personal reasons".

Fadnavis was sworn in on November 23 in an early morning hush hush ceremony, with the support of Ajit Pawar, who then headed the 54-member legislature party.

The removed Ajit Pawar as its legislature party leader the same day after he took oath as the deputy chief minister of the state.

The stage is now set for to be sworn in as the new chief minister on Thursday.

His father late Bal Thackeray wielded the 'remote control' over the first Sena-BJP combine government during 1995-99 but never assumed a position in the government.

First Published: Wed, November 27 2019. 09:25 IST