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    Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Eknath Shinde CM, speaker election on Saturday

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    Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Eknath Shinde was sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Thursday at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. Former CM Devendra Fadnavis took the oath as the Shinde's deputy. Shinde, who was camping in Guwahati with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, returned to Mumbai on from Goa on Thursday afternoon, following which he and Fadnavis met the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to stake claim to form the government. Later in the day Fadnavis announced that Shinde would be sworn in as the new chief minister today. Fadnavis had said he didn't want to be a part of the government. However, BJP's national president JP Nadda later said that that the party's leadership thought it was important for Fadnavis to be a part of the cabinet. On Wednesday, Uddhav Thackeray resigned as the Maharashtra chief minister, just after the Supreme Court refused to stay the Governor's directive to his government to take a floor test in the Assembly. Thackeray's resignation capped a week-long drama of resort politics, where rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by minister Eknath Shinde camped in luxury hotels and hopped on chartered jets from Mumbai to Surat and Guwahati, before landing in Goa on Wednesday night.

    Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Eknath Shinde CM, speaker election on Saturday
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    • Maha developments ominous signs for democracy: TMC

      Terming the political developments in Maharashtra as ominous signs for a democracy, the TMC on Thursday stated that "people's mandate was insulted in the western state as the BJP resorted to horse-trading to bring down a democratically elected government. "What happened in Maharashtra is an ominous sign for a democracy. A democratically elected government was toppled through undemocratic means... this is a dangerous trend. The politics of horse-trading, financed by the BJP, was at play. The BJP's agenda is to capture power by hook or by crook," TMC chief spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Ray said. Ray claimed a lot of money was spent to bring down the state government in Maharashtra. "They either want to disturb or topple every opposition-led government in the country. If someone doesn't agree to switch sides, they will use CBI and ED to threaten them. This is a worrying trend that a party in power at the Centre is purchasing MLAs and destabilising state governments. This trend has started after the BJP came to power in 2014."

    • Here's a brief timeline of the Maharashtra edition of Game of Thrones, Thursday's episode

      • Eknath Shinde appeals to supporters not to believe in rumours about allocation of portfolios.
      • Meeting of Shinde group in Goa; Shinde decides to travel to Mumbai alone.
      • Maharashtra BJP Core Group meets at Devendra Fadnavis' official residence in Mumbai.
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      • Congress leaders Nana Patole, Balasaheb Thorat, Prithviraj Chavan and party MLAs meet outgoing Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at his 'Matoshree' residence.
      • Shinde reaches Mumbai, drives to Fadnavis' residence.
      • Shinde, Fadnavis meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari.
      • Fadnavis announces Shinde as next Maharashtra Chief Minister; declares that he will not be part of Maharashtra government.
      • BJP President J P Nadda directs Fadnavis to be part of Maharashtra government led by Shinde.
      • Shinde takes oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Fadnavis takes oath as Deputy Chief Minister.
      • Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Shinde after he takes oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister.
      • Modi congratulates Fadnavis after he takes oath as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister.
    • Special session of assembly this weekend to elect speaker

    • Ramdas Athawale courts Eknath Shinde for cabinet berths

      Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Thursday demanded that his Republican Party of India (Athawale) be given a berth in the Eknath Shinde-led government. Athawale said it was expected that BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis will take oath as the chief minister after the fall of the Shiv Sena-led MVA government on Wednesday following a rebellion by Shinde. But by taking "an ideal decision" of announcing Shinde as the chief minister despite the BJP having more MLAs, Fadnavis has emerged as a "kingmaker", the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment said. The RPI has been with the BJP in the entire process of government formation. So, it should be given a berth in the new cabinet, Athawale said.

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    • Sharad Pawar congratulates Eknath Shinde

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    • Devendra Fadnavis has hit multiple targets with one arrow by making Eknath Shinde Maharashtra's CM, says expert

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    • Eknath Shinde's son arrives at Goa airport to leave for Mumbai

    • PM Modi congratulates Devendra Fadnavis for taking charge as Deputy CM of Maharashtra

    • PM Modi congratulates Eknath Shinde 

    • Watch: Eknath Shinde taking oath as the 20th Maharashtra CM

      Eknath Shinde started his oath by paying tribute to Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray and late Sena leader Anand Dighe.

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      Eknath Shinde was sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Maharashtra on Thursday. He has a little under two-and-a-half years left in this term.
      Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Eknath Shinde CM, speaker election on Saturday
    • Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Deputy CM of Maharashtra

    • Eknath Shinde sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra

    • Swearing-in ceremony begins 

    • Eknath Shinde arrives at the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan

    • Devendra Fadnavis arrives at Raj Bhavan for the swearing-in ceremony

    Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Maharashtra chief minister, minutes after Supreme Court refused to stay Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's direction to his government to take a floor test in the Assembly. The resignation of Thackeray (62) capped a week-long drama of resort politics, where rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by minister Eknath Shinde camped in luxury hotels and hopped on chartered jets from Mumbai to Surat and Guwahati, before landing in Goa on Wednesday night. Thackeray said he was hurt by the rebellion in his party and announced that he has also decided to quit as a member of the state Legislative Council. Accompanied by sons Aaditya and Tejas, he drove to Raj Bhavan and handed over his resignation letter as CM to Koshyari around midnight. The Governor accepted his resignation, an official said. Thackeray's sudden announcement, which came on a day Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said he will fight till the end, paves way for the return of a BJP-led dispensation in the state, two and a half years after the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government came to power. Following is the party position in the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly: Shiv Sena 55, NCP 53, Congress 44, BJP 106, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi 3, Samajwadi Party 2, AIMIM 2, Prahar Janshakti Party 2, MNS 1, CPI (M) 1, PWP 1, Swambhimani Paksha 1, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 1, Jansurajya Shakti Party 1, Krantikari Shetkari Party 1, and Independents 13. There is a vacancy due to the death of Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke last month. Of the 55 Shiv Sena MLAs, 39 rebelled against the Maha Vikas Aghadi government along with 10 independents. Two NCP members - Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal - have tested COVID-19 positive, while two other party legislators - Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik - are currently in jail.

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