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Devendra Fadnavis to take oath as Maharashtra CM on Friday; Shiv Sena gives portfolio proposal to BJP

A section of Sena leaders have also said that the party should sit in opposition rather than joining the government.

Updated:October 29, 2014, 8:18 AM IST
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Devendra Fadnavis to take oath as Maharashtra CM on Friday; Shiv Sena gives portfolio proposal to BJP
A section of Sena leaders have also said that the party should sit in opposition rather than joining the government.

Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis will take his oath as the Maharashtra chief minister on Friday after Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs unanimously voted for him on Tuesday. Meanwhile senior Shiv Sena leaders met on Tuesday and forwarded a proposal to the BJP asking for assurance on portfolios.

"The Governor has invited us to form the government and fixed the oath-taking ceremony on October 31, we have been given 15 days to prove the majority", said Devendra Fadnavis.

A contender for the post, Eknath Khadse pulled a surprise by proposing his name. It was seconded by the likes of Vinod Tawde and Pankaja Munde. Central observers Rajnath Singh and JP Nadda were also present.

A meeting between Shiv Sena and BJP is scheduled to take place at Matoshree later this evening. A section of Sena leaders have also said that the party should sit in opposition rather than joining the government.

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