Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and eight other newly-elected MLCs took oath as Members of Legislative Council on Monday. Uddhav, who was sworn in as Chief Minister of the state on November 28 last year, took oath in presence of his wife Rashmi Thackeray and other government officials.
IPS officer Param Bir Singh succeeds former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve, who retired from the post of Mumbai’s chief cop on Saturday. All pictures. (All photos/Ashish Raje)
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)
After a month-long government formation drama in the state, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis took oath as chief minister with NCP's Ajit Pawar as deputy CM. Although the BJP has supported the move, it has shocked many political leaders including NCP chief Sharad Pawar, whose alliance with the Congress until Friday was set to form the government with Shiv Sena. Amidst reports of removing his nephew from NCP, Sharad Pawar cleared the air in a statement saying that the party does not support the union and it was done without the party's knowledge.
Amid the ongoing tussle to form the government in Maharashtra, a few political leaders have been speaking their mind. Here are a few quotes from some leaders of different political parties.
Members of the BJP-Shiv Sena party took to the streets to celebrate the outcome of the Maharashtra Assembly Elections Results 2019. While the saffron alliance managed to win majority of the seats and are once again ready to form the government, the Nationalist Congress Party led by Sharad Pawar won big in the assembly elections. (Pics/ mid-day photographers)
As the entire country waits for the Lok Sabha election counting day on May 23, 2019, we look at candidates who contested in this year’s election. (All pictures credit/Twitter)
General Secretary and Spokesperson of the Nationalist Congress Party, Asif Bhamla is a man known for many facets of his life. A celeb favourite, Asif Bhamla is an environmentalist at heart and has been a strong campaigner against plastic pollution and global warming. Through his constant efforts, Asif Bhamla has carved a niche for himself as a green crusader for which he was awarded the National Green Crusader by the Government of India. We trace Asif Bhamla's journey in pictures. (All Pictures/Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Asif Bhamla)
Ola and Uber drivers, with support from the NCP-led union, went on an indefinite strike on October 22 in two phases inconveniencing commuters in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and other nearby areas. The strike was called off for the second time on November 20 after the intervention of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who assured the union that he would convene a meeting with the driver partners and union leaders post the winter session. Here's a roundup of the Ola-Uber cab drivers strike that hit commuters in Mumbai and nearby areas.
Activists from Congress, BJP and NCP protested across India against Bollywood actor Salman Khan over his controversial 'raped woman' remark. A look in pictures...