Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday greeted Devendra Fadnavis soon after he took oath as the 27th Chief Minister of the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that Maharashtra will regain its position as the best state in the country under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis, who is due to be sworn-in as the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Minister of the state later in the day.
Notwithstanding its decision to boycott the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister, the Shiv Sena Friday provided covering fire to BJP from criticism for organising a lavish event, saying the ceremony will "wash off sins" of the previous government.
Devendra Fadnavis was on Friday sworn-in as Chief Minister of the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra at a grand ceremony at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium where Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a last-minute appearance, raising the possibility of a rapprochement between both the parties.
The first BJP government in Maharashtra led by Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in on Friday in a ceremony which Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will boycott because of "constant humiliation" despite claims of talks being held for a possible tie-up.
Even as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, reports on Thursday indicated that Shiv Sena will not attend the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Friday.
As Shiv Sena continues to make conciliatory noises, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said that no Sena leader will be inducted in the new Maharashtra government on Friday.
As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form its government in Maharashtra on Friday, Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has warned its erstwhile ally against taking the support of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) readies itself to form the first government in Maharashtra on Friday, its erstwhile ally Shiv Sena on Thursday said it would take a final decision on whether it will be a part of the Devendra Fadnavis -led government in the western state..
Even as BJP prepared for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today went into a huddle with top party leaders to discuss the future course of action but there were no signs of the party being in the BJP-led government for now.
Snubbing the Centre for revealing the identity of only a few foreign bank account holders in the first tranche with regard to the black money issue, Shiv Sena Wednesday credited the Supreme Court with bringing out these names in public domain.