Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister on Saturday along with Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar as the deputy chief minister.
The BJP staked claim to form the government on Saturday morning after which the governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked the Centre to withdraw the rule in Maharashtra.
Fadnavis said after taking oath that, “There was a need to form a stable government in Maharashtra. I want to thank Ajit Pawar for giving us this support. Along with Pawar there are section of MLAs and other independent legislators who are supporting us. We will now prove our majority on the floor of the house.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:
“Congratulations to @Dev_Fadnavis Ji and @AjitPawarSpeaks Ji on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra respectively. I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.”
President issued the following proclamation at around 5.48 AM
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 23rd November, 2019
G.S.R. 873(E).—The following Proclamation issued by the President of India is published for General information:—
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of article 356 of the Constitution, I, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India hereby revoke the Proclamation issued by me under the said article on the 12th day of November, 2019, in relation to the State of Maharashtra with effect from the 23rd day of November, 2019.
The 23rd November, 2019
RAM NATH KOVIND,
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2019