PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, others congratulate Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

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Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the CM of Maharashtra by Governor B S Koshyari.

Mumbai-Uddhav Thackeray, President of Shiv Sena along with his wife Rashmi Thackeray, son Aditya and Tejas arrives during Swearing-in-ceremony of Maha Vikas Aghadi, an alliance formed with Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), held at Shivaji Park, Dadar on Thursday November 28, 2019 in Mumbai. Uddhav Thackeray, son of Balasaheb Thackeray, founder of Shiv Sena become the first person from Thackeray family as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Thousands of Shiv Sainiks, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party workers were gathered at the venue. (Photo Rajesh Jadhav)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Uddhav Thackeray on taking oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, ''Congratulations to Uddhav Thackeray Ji on taking oath as the CM of Maharashtra. I am confident he will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra. @OfficeofUT.''

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh too extended his wishes to the new government in Maharashtra.

''Congratulations to Shri Uddhav Thackeray on taking oath as Maharashtra’s Chief Minister. I hope he will work towards fulfilling the people's aspirations and take Maharashtra forward on the road to development.''

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has conveyed his heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Uddhav Thackeray, who took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Thursday.

''I am very happy to know that you are taking oath as the 19th Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra today at Shivaji Park, Mumbai. Certainly, it is a historic event and I commend you on your visionary leadership,'' Singh wrote in a letter to Thackeray.

''I take this opportunity to convey to you and all the ministers in your Cabinet my heartiest congratulations and to send you my best wishes on this auspicious occasion,'' he added.

NCP leader Ajit Pawar wrote, ''Congratulations & best wishes to the Shiv Sena Party Chief Hon. Uddhav Thackeray ji on becoming the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Under his leadership, the state will develop as a whole.''

Poonam Mahajan from the BJP said, ''Congratulations to Uddhavji on becoming Maharashtra CM. We'll see how far their 3-wheeler cart go. Only Sharad Pawarji is keeping this unnatural alliance together, Congress doesn't even have 10% say in the govt. They are just watching over from Delhi.''


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