Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was sworn-in as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Thursday evening, bringing an end to weeks of political instability and stunning turnarounds in the state's politics. State's Governor BS Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Uddhav Thackeray, 59, who sported a striking saffron-colored 'kurta-pyjama' at a spectacular oath-taking ceremony at the iconic Shivaji Park, where his father Bal Thackeray had addressed his first rally to announce the birth of the Shiv Sena in 1966.
After proving the majority on the floor of the House, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led government will expand cabinet on December 3, according to sources. Sources also suggest that NCP leader Ajit Pawar will take oath as Deputy Chief Minister then. Name of Devendra Fadnavis has been replaced by Uddhav Thackeray's name on the nameplate outside Chief Minister's Office in Mantralaya. It now says, Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, Chief Minister.