New Delhi: The month-long impasse in Maharashtra has finally come to an end as the 288 elected MLAs took the oath on Wednesday, a day before the state gets Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as the chief minister. A special Assembly session has been called for the administering of the oath of the MLAs.Also Read - Hours After Resignation, Ajit Pawar Meets NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule

Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar resigned from their respective posts of CM and deputy CM on Tuesday ahead of the Supreme Court-mandated floor test in the Assembly. Also Read - Maharashtra: 'Party, Family Split,' Says NCP Leader Supriya Sule on WhatsApp Amid Dramatic Rift With Cousin Ajit

“If the floor test is delayed, there is a possibility of horse-trading, it becomes incumbent upon the Court to act to protect democratic values,” said the court, while it was hearing a petition by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine that had challenged the government formation in Maharashtra, calling it “undemocratic and unconstitutional”. Also Read - Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule Among NCP's Star Campaigners- Check Full List Here

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  • 9:40 PM IST
    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: “How many ministers will take oath will be decided tonight. 1 or 2 MLAs from each party will take oath as ministers. Speaker has been decided by all three parties, Speaker will be from Congress and Deputy Speaker from NCP,” NCP’s Praful Patel said.

    “It’s not decided yet how many ministers will take oath with Chief Minister tomorrow,” he added.
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    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray has left for Delhi to invite Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister of maharashtra, tomorrow.

  • 5:27 PM IST
    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: According to a News18 report, Uddhav Thackeray met NCP’s Sharad Pawar. Issues related to the ministerial council and the swearing-in ceremony are likely to be discussed.
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    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Apart from Chief Minister, Shiv Sena to have 15 ministers, NCP to have Deputy Chief Minister and 13 other ministers. Congress to have Assembly Speaker and 13 ministers, ANI reported sources as saying.

  • 5:13 PM IST
    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: As Ajit Pawar returned to the NCP fold today, party leader Nawab Malik tagged Sharad Pawar in a tweet to appreciate him for forgiving his nephew Ajit Pawar for deserting the party.

    “One who makes mistakes is great and one who forgives is greatest. @PawarSpeaks mahar,” Malik tweeted.
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    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: CM-designate Uddhav Thackeray arrives at YB Chavan centre, in Mumbai for the meeting of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena MLAs. He will take oath as the Chief Minister of the state tomorrow.

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    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: P Chidambaram while being taken to jail after hearing said, “Governor, Prime Minister & President were all responsible for that midnight affair (Fadnavis & Ajit Pawar oath). It is sad that the President is involved, deeply sad that he is woken up at 4 am in the morning.” Notably, in a dramatic turn of events on Saturday, Fadnavis had taken oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister with the support of NCP leader Ajit Pawar.