Mumbai: The alliance of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress formally christened as ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’, has chosen Shiv Sena leader, Uddhav Thackeray, as the leader of the alliance.
Once he is sworn in as the Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray will become the first member of the family to hold the post.
If NCP Chief Sharad Pawar is to be believed, he will be sworn in on Sunday at the historic Shivaji Park. Pawar has also informed that three representatives of ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ will meet the Governor today.
This comes on the heels of resignation of newly sworn-in chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, hours after the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday.
Earlier, Fadnavis’ resignation only a few days after he took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, created ripples across the nation. His deputy, Ajit Pawar, had resigned only a few moments earlier.
According to reports, Fadnavis has cited that the BJP does not have a majority as the cause for stepping down from the post of Chief Minister.
However, the BJP had earlier claimed that it had the support of as many as 170 MLAs, however, the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance claimed that it had the support of 160 MLAs.