Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

Updated: 29 November, 2019 09:53 IST | Sunny Rodricks
  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray became the first member from the Thackeray family to be sworn in as chief minister of Maharashtra. Uddhav, who is Bal Thackeray's youngest son was sworn in as the 18th chief minister in a grand ceremony held at Shivaji Park, Dadar.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance leader Uddhav Thackeray was administered the oath of the office of Maharashtra by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The swearing-in ceremony took place at 6.40pm at the iconic Shivaji Park.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    In photo: Uddhav Thackeray and family pay homage to Sena supremo, the late Bal Thackeray. (Photo: Office of Uddhav Thackeray/Twitter)

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Uddhav Thackeray became the third Shiv Sena leader after Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane to occupy the top post. He is also the first member from the Thackeray family to be sworn in as chief minister of Maharashtra.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    For the oath-taking ceremony, Uddhav donned an orange kurta and sported a tilak on his forehead. Post the completion of his swearing-in ceremony, Uddhav Thackeray was seen acknowledging the supporters of Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi.

    (Photo: Aaditya Thackeray/Twitter)

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray shares a light moment as his wife Rashmi Thackeray congratulates him upon taking oath.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, along with his wife Rashmi and their sons, Aaditya and Tejas, offer prayers at Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi after the grand swearing-in ceremony.

    (Photo: Office of Uddhav Thackeray/Twitter)

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Besides Uddhav Thackeray, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari administered the oath to six cabinet ministers belonging to the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) – an alliance of the Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress. 

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    While Uddhav Thackeray took oath as CM of Maharashtra, Chhagan Bhujbal, Jayant Patil (both from the NCP), Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut (both from the Congress), Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai (both from the Sena) took oath as ministers.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari greets the sea of supporters at Shivaji Park in Dadar as he arrived for the swearing-in ceremony of the leaders of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA).

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    The grand swearing-in ceremony held at Shivaji Park in Dadar by prominent personalities cut across politics, film fraternity and business industry. Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, DMK president MK Stalin, former union minister Kapil Sibal, MNS chief and Uddhav's cousin Raj Thackeray were few prominent names from the world of politics.

    (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, wife Nita Ambani, and son Anant Ambani also attended the swearing-in ceremony of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. The grand event was also graced by Uddhav's family members including his cousin Raj Thackeray, nephew Amit Thackeray, Raj Thackeray's mother Kunda Thackeray among others.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    MNS chief Raj Thackeray heads towards his residence with his mother Kunda Thackeray after attending cousin Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Sena Bhavan, which is the headquarters of the Shiv Sena, was lit up with on the ocassion of Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in. 

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    People watch the live telecast of the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray and his ministers. 

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal who took oath as minister greets party president Sharad Pawar while going towards the podium to take oath.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    While Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the 18th CM of Maharashtra, his rise as the face of Maharashtra in Indian politics is duly credited to his wife Rashmi Thackeray. It is said that Rashmi, who has an acumen in politics, encouraged Uddhav to take part in active politics and even pushed him as the face of Sena and state's chief minister.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Rashmi Thackeray, who has been married for over 30 years to Uddhav Thackeray has been an instrumental figure in Uddhav's life. Uddhav and Rashmi have come a long way. She is often seen supporting the Sena leader at various public events. 

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Uddhav Thackeray thanks the supporters for gracing the swearing-in ceremony as son Aaditya waves at the crowd. Uddhav's wife Rashmi and youngest son Tejas pose as they make for a 'Happy Family'

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    While Uddhav has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, he will have to seek an election to the Maharashtra Assembly or the Legislative Council within six months as he has never contested an election, nor is he a member of either of the House of the state legislature.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    While Uddhav is yet to prove his mettle by becoming an MLA or and MLC, his son, and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray created history by becoming the first from the Thackeray clan to contest an election and win the Worli constituency. Aaditya won Worli by a staggering margin of 67,382 votes.

    In photo: Aaditya shares a warm hug wihile congratulating his father. 

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray greets his aunt and cousin Raj Thackeray's mother Kunda Thackeray.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    The grand ceremony was also graced by the MLAs of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance and seniors across parties such as Praful Patel, Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule, Manohar Joshi, Devendra Fadnavis, Chandrakant Patil among others.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal caught in a candid moment with Uddhav Thackeray's wife Rashmi and son Aaditya Thackeray during the swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji Park, Dadar.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Post his father's appointment, Aaditya took to Twitter and said he truly missed his grandfather, the late Bal Thackeray and his grandmother, the late Meena Thackeray. In the photo, Aaditya hugs his mother after his father took oath as CM. 

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    NCP leader Nawab Malik, MNS chief Raj Thackeray, and Sena leader Ramdas Kadam snapped during the event. 

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    In photo: Former chief minister of Maharashtra Manohar Joshi and MNS chief Raj Thackeray were seen having a conversation at the swearing-in ceremony.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    NCP leader Supriya Sule shares a light moment with MNS chief Raj Thackeray as she pats his shoulder after the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray held at Shivaji Park in Dadar.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray consoles his aunt and cousin Raj Thackeray's mother, Kunda Thackeray as she gets emotional at the former's swearing-in ceremony. 

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Maha Vikas Aghadi supporters wave Sena's flag at Shivaji Park in Dadar hours before the arrival of Uddhav Thackeray.

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Raj Thackeray's son Amit walks towards his home amid tight security after attending his uncle's swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji Park, Dadar

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Shiv Sena supporters gathered in large numbers outside Sena Bhavan in Dadar after Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took oath
    (Photo: Manjeet Thakur)

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    A Sena supporter who had an uncanny resemblance to that of Sena supremo, late Bal Thackeray also attended the swearing-in ceremony.

    (Photo: Pradeep Dhivar)

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray snapped with son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray as the two arrived for the first cabinet meeting at Sahadayri Guesthouse at Malbarhill in south Mumbai

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  • Ambanis, Devendra Fadnavis, Raj attend Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra Chief Minister

    An aerial view of Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony held at the iconic Shivaji Park. 

    Photo: Rahul Kanal/Twitter

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Uddhav Thackeray took charge as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra in a grand ceremony held at Shivaji Park in Dadar. He became the first member of the Thackeray family to be sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The event was attended by the who's who of politics, Bollywood industry, business fraternity among others.
(All photos: Ashish Rane, Pradeep Dhivar, Atul Kamble and Manjeet Thakur)

First Published: 29 November, 2019 01:14 IST