The Balasaheb Thackeray scion, Uddhav Thackeray, has finally sworn-in as the chief minister of Maharashtra, on Nov 28, at the historic Shivaji Park of Mumbai. The swearing-in ceremony was administered by the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in the presence of legendary politicians like former CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi and many other. The whole eyes were at the Thackeray family as this was the first ever Thackeray family member to swear-in as the CM of Maharashtra. The king-maker Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief, was also present during the coronation of Uddhav Thackeray as the CM of the Maratha state.
Wife Rashmi Thackeray and son Aditya Thackeray, expressed their exultation during the enthronement of Uddhav Thackeray at the supreme position of the state. The 59-year old Thackeray was seen joining hands and bowing to the people of Maharashtra for giving him the opportunity. However, the Twitter split over the compromise of Shiv Sena’s ‘Hindutva’ principles by Uddhav Thackeray to form this government.
As per sources, many of the Sena leaders are clueless as to how to face the public after joining hands with rivals like NCP and Congress party to form it’s government. Meanwhile, a staunch Sena youth, Ramesh Solanki, resigned from Shiv Sena after the Sena announced it’s ‘Maha Vikas Aaghadi’ (MVA) comprising Sena-NCP-Congress. The youth IT Cell member of Shiv Sena said, “Congratulations and all the best for forming govt in Maharashtra and having ShivSena CM But my conscious and ideology doesnt permit me to work with Congress, I cant work half heartedly and it wont be fair to my post, my party my fellow ShivSainiks and my leaders,”
Congratulations and all the best for forming govt in Maharashtra and having ShivSena CM
But my conscious and ideology doesnt permit me to work with Congress, I cant work half heartedly and it wont be fair to my post, my party my fellow ShivSainiks and my leaders
— Ramesh Solanki (@Rajput_Ramesh) November 26, 2019
The most interesting part of the coalition of three ideologically different parties is the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) drafted by the MVA. As per the CMP released by the parties, the Maharashtra’s common men will get “cheap and efficient food” for just Rs. 10. It also states that the government will launch it’s ‘One Rupee Clinic’ for the common men at the Taluka level to make affordable healthcare services accessible to common men. ‘One Rupee Clinic’ will be pathological labs for conducting various medical tests at the cost of just Re. 1.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government also plans to install more schools, colleges and hospitals in the state. “Super speciality hospitals and medical colleges shall be established in phased manner in all the districts. We shall provide health insurance cover to every citizen of the state,” read the CMP draft.
The CMP also states that MVA government will try to fill all the vacant positions at the state and civic corporation level to tackle the unemployment problems of the state. Aiming a smile at the farmers’ face, the newly elected CM promised critical decisions on the aid to be provided to the farmers within next 2 days. “We can paint a better picture if we know the reality. We have sought inputs. Farmers have not got anything, but only assurances. We want to provide help to farmers,” the newly chaired energetic CM assured while speaking to reporters, quoted TV reports. CM Uddhav Thackeray assured to people that his government is everyone’s government. “माझं सरकार म्हणजे आपल्या सर्वांचे सरकार हे कुणाशीही सुडाने वागणार नाही.”
-शिवसेना पक्षप्रमुख मा. श्री. उद्धव साहेब ठाकरे,” said Thackeray.
"माझं सरकार म्हणजे आपल्या सर्वांचे सरकार हे कुणाशीही सुडाने वागणार नाही."
-शिवसेना पक्षप्रमुख मा. श्री. उद्धव साहेब ठाकरे pic.twitter.com/U4tep98sPU
— ShivSena – शिवसेना (@ShivSena) November 26, 2019
The ‘just resigned’ chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, tweeted reminding of the challenges in Maharashtra that he wishes the new government will look into. “महाविकास आघाडीच्या किमान समान कार्यक्रमात वारेमाप घोषणा असल्या तरी मराठवाडा, विदर्भ आणि उत्तर महाराष्ट्र या विकासाच्या वाटचालीत वर्षानुवर्षे मागे राहिलेल्या क्षेत्राचा साधा नामोल्लेख सुद्धा असू नये, हे दुर्दैवी आहे.
नवे सरकार त्याकडे लक्ष देईल, अशी आशा करू या! (It is unfortunate that even if there is a windfall announcement in the least similar program of development, the development of Marathwada, Vidarbha and North Maharashtra should not be a simple nomenclature of the area left behind for years. Let’s hope the new government will look into that!)” tweeted Devendra Fadnavis after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
महाविकास आघाडीच्या किमान समान कार्यक्रमात वारेमाप घोषणा असल्या तरी मराठवाडा, विदर्भ आणि उत्तर महाराष्ट्र या विकासाच्या वाटचालीत वर्षानुवर्षे मागे राहिलेल्या क्षेत्राचा साधा नामोल्लेख सुद्धा असू नये, हे दुर्दैवी आहे.
नवे सरकार त्याकडे लक्ष देईल, अशी आशा करू या!
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) November 28, 2019