Just before bedtime on Friday night, Uddhav Thackeray must be thinking about the preparations for the Maharashtra chief minister’s oath the next day. Twenty years later, shiv Sena was about to become a chief minister for the first time and the Thackeray family for the first time.
By Friday night, it was decided that Uddhav Thackeray would be the chief minister of the shiv Sena-congress-nationalist congress’s mixed government.
It was scheduled to be announced today i.e., Saturday. But soon after 8 a.m., Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as chief minister, and Ajit Pawar of NCP took over as deputy chief minister.
The incident surprised not only the people of Maharashtra but also the big leaders. Sharad Pawar, who is a master in the political arena, was also deceived. At least his words seem like that.
Saturday’s incident could be compared to the deletion of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 when no member of the Modi government’s cabinet was aware of it until a day before its announcement. Not even National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. It was informed to the Ministers at a cabinet meeting a few moments before its announcement in Parliament.