Chief Minister-designate Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan . Thackeray, is to be sworn-in as CM on Thursday, was accompanied by wife Rashmi, an official said.
Earlier, the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress had named Thackeray as their chief ministerial face. The three parties have claimed support of 166 MLAs in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly.
Devendra Fadnavis resigned as CM on Tuesday, barely 80 hours after taking oath for the second time, the move necessitated by his deputy Ajit Pawar’s resignation citing “personal reasons”.
Fadnavis was sworn in on November 23 in an early morning hush-hush ceremony, with the support of Ajit Pawar, who BJP claimed would be able to get the numbers required for majority from the NCP. But that unfortunately did not materialise as the party MLA’s stood solidly behind party president Sharad Pawar.