Mumbai: After the resignation of the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park today. Along with Thackeray, one or two members of each of the three parties will take oath as ministers.
Mumbai: Commissioner of Police Sanjay Barve reviewing security arrangements at Shivaji Park, ahead of Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray’s swearing-in as #Maharashtra Chief Minister. pic.twitter.com/QAPP40FRhV
— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
At least 2,000 police personnel will guard the Shivaji Park in Mumbai today evening as part of the elaborate security arrangements being made for the swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister of Maharashtra.
NCP leaders Chhagan Bhujbal and Jayant Patil and Maharashtra Congress unit chief Balasaheb Thorat are likely to take oath as state ministers. Names of Ashok Chavan and another former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan are doing the rounds for the post of Assembly Speaker.
Maharashtra Council Ministers
Maharashtra may have as many as 43 ministers. The number of ministers in the 288-member state legislature may not be more than 15 per cent. In Vidhansabha Shiv Sena has 56 legislators, NCP 54 and Congress has 44 legislators.
Who will be involved in the oath ceremony?
Shiv Sena has made extensive preparations to make Uddhav Thackeray’s oath-taking ceremony memorable. PM Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and the celebrities from sports and entertainment world have been invited. In addition to this invitations have also been sent to the Chief Ministers of Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Bihar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been invited by Uddhav Thackeray to join the swearing-in ceremony in Mumbai. Apart from this, Uddhav Thackeray made a special phone call to PM Modi to attend the oath-taking ceremony. It is said that PM Narendra Modi has also greeted Uddhav Thackeray over the phone.