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Roundup 2019: A year of many firsts in Indian politics

Updated : 2019-12-27 14:48:42

Indian politics witnessed many firsts in 2019. From Amit Shah finally becoming a minister to Uddhav Thackeray ditching Sena's old alliance partner BJP to become the CM in Maharashtra, we bring to you some of the developments in Indian politics that were never witnessed before.

After a high political drama, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took oath as Maharashtra's 19th chief minister, becoming the first from the Thackeray clan to hold the post. (Image: PTI)
After a high political drama, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took oath as Maharashtra's 19th chief minister, becoming the first from the Thackeray clan to hold the post. (Image: PTI)
Sena ditched its old alliance partner in Maharashtra, after a long cold war between the two, and joined the Congress and NCP to keep BJP out of power. (Image: AP)
Sena ditched its old alliance partner in Maharashtra, after a long cold war between the two, and joined the Congress and NCP to keep BJP out of power. (Image: AP)
In a historic win, the NDA secured 353 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with the BJP alone winning 303 seats, surpassing expectations. (Image: AP)
In a historic win, the NDA secured 353 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with the BJP alone winning 303 seats, surpassing expectations. (Image: AP)
Amit Shah, for the first time, became a minister. Shah entered the Union Cabinet as the home minister, after winning the Gandhinagar seat with over 5.5 lakh votes. (Image: AP)
Amit Shah, for the first time, became a minister. Shah entered the Union Cabinet as the home minister, after winning the Gandhinagar seat with over 5.5 lakh votes. (Image: AP)
Smriti Irani won in Amethi by 55,120 votes. This was one of the biggest upsets for Congress given that Amethi has been a pocket borough of the Gandhi family.
Smriti Irani won in Amethi by 55,120 votes. This was one of the biggest upsets for Congress given that Amethi has been a pocket borough of the Gandhi family.
Nirmala Sitharaman became the first full-time female finance minister of India (Image: AP)
Nirmala Sitharaman became the first full-time female finance minister of India (Image: AP)
Rahul Gandhi, for the first time, contested election from the south. He was a candidate from Kerala’s Wayanad and won the seat with a record margin of 431,770 votes. (Image: PTI)
Rahul Gandhi, for the first time, contested election from the south. He was a candidate from Kerala’s Wayanad and won the seat with a record margin of 431,770 votes. (Image: PTI)
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