New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: After almost a month-long impasse to form the government in Maharashtra, BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the second term in alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Along with Fadnavis, NCP’s Ajit Pawar also took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

"I would like to express my gratitude to NCP's Ajit Pawar ji for taking the decision and coming together with BJP for a stable government in Maharashtra. Some other leaders also came with us and we staked claim to form the government. After that, we have also staked claim to Governor for the government formation," said Fadnavis as quoted by ANI soon after taking the oath.

"The Governor requested the President to withdraw the President's rule in Maharashtra and invited us to form the government. I have a firm belief that we will provide a stable government to Maharashtra," he added.

Fadnavis also hit out at his former ally Shiv Sena and said that they tried to have an alliance with other parties even the people had given a clear mandate.

"I extend my gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda for giving me chance to serve Maharashtra as the Chief Minister again," Fadnavis told ANI.

"People had given us a clear mandate, but Shiv Sena tried to ally with other parties after results, as a result, President's rule was imposed. This is not right for the state. That is why Maharashtra needed a stable government not a 'khichdi' government," he said.

Posted By: Talib Khan