Devendra Fadnavis, the Maharashtra BJP chief, who led his party to its largest tally ever in the Maharashtra has sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state at a grand ceremony in Mumbai on Friday afternoon. The MLA from Nagpur became the first BJP Chief Minister of the western state.
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# “We have decided to attend the swearing in ceremony. We received calls from the BJP leadership and we do not want to play spoilers during this historic occasion,” a senior Shiv Sena leader said.
# “If we are being humiliated what is the point of going to the swearing in ceremony. The humiliation meted out by the BJP has not gone down well with our MLAs,” Senior Shiv Sena leader and Member of Parliament Vinayak Raut said.
The swearing-in is a star-studded one, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the star attraction. He was seated on a special dais erected on the left of the main dais.
At the precise moment he took stage to take the oath, the pixels on the mammoth 150-ft wide LED display in the backdrop came together to form the image of Chhatrapati Shivaji at the state’s Raigad fort.
MEET AMRUTA: Fadnavis’s wife is an associate vice president with Axis Bank.