Report By Samaah Saleem| Mount Carmel College Student Bengaluru | Last Updated at Nov 28 2019
On Thursday evening, Uddhav Bal Thackeray was sworn-in as the 18th chief minister of Maharashtra bringing an end to the days and weeks of political instability and stunning turnarounds in the state’s politics. Uddhav Thackeray took oath in a saffron kurta at Mumbai’s iconic Shivaji Park, a playground that is as synonymous with the Shiv Sena as it is with Indian cricket.
The 59-year-old Politician is the first of his family to be the chief minister of Maharashtra. His father, Bal Thackeray, founded the Shiv Sena five decades ago. The party has since then been an active player in Maharashtra politics. It has also had two of its leaders become chief minister. However, Thackeray had never become chief minister.
Uddhav Thackeray took oath, with the support of two allies: Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party and the Indian Nationalist Congress. Sena’s Eknath Shinde and Subash Desai, NCP’s Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal and Congress’s Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut- these six leaders took oath along with Uddhav on Thursday.
The ceremony of oath taking took place at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park in front of thousands of people.Mukesh Ambani, former CM Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav’s cousin Raj Thackeray and other top leaders from the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance were in attendance.
After this, Maharashtra will look at some politically stability. The state had been in a crisis of sorts since the election results on October 24.