Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as Maharashtra CM, to lead Sena-NCP-Congress alliance
Mumbai : In a grand ceremony arranged at the Mumbai's Shivaji Park, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the Maharashtra Chief Minister on Thursday evening.
He will be leading the Sena-NCP- Congress alliance government in Maharashtra.
Uddhav Thackeray, in saffron silk kurta, took the blessings of the 'Shivrajyabhishek' or a statue depicting the crowning of Chhatrapati Shivaji before taking oath in Marathi. His family - wife Rashmi Thackeray and son Aaditya - was on the grand fort-replica stage designed by Hindi film art director Nitin Desai.
Apart from him, six other ministers also took the oath.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who is tipped to be Deputy Chief Minister, witnessed the second oath ceremony in six days.
Uddhav Thackeray is the eighth Chief Minister of Maharashtra to be sworn in despite not being a legislator. He is the third Sena Chief Minister after Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane.
For the first time, Sena flags shared space with flags of the NCP and Congress at the Shivaji Park.