New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Saturday called the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pwar as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister as 'surreal' and said that he thought it was a 'fake news'. Singhvi taking to twitter further said that he is still not sure about NCP joining hands with BJP.

"Surreal what I read about Maharashtra. Thought it was fake news. Candidly and personally speaking, our tripartite negotiations should not have gone on for more than three days...took too long. Window given was grabbed by fast movers. Pawar ji tussi geart ho! Amazing if true, still not sure," said Abhishek Singhvi in a tweet on Saturday.

This comes hours after Devendra Fadnavis took as Maharashtra Chief Minister for the second consecutive term said, while NCP's Ajit Pawar took oath as Deputy CM of the state.

However, Sharad Pawar later said that Ajit Pawar's decision to support the BJP is his personal and the party does not endorse it. "Ajit Pawar's decision to support the BJP to form the Maharashtra Government is his personal decision and not that of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). We place on record that we do not support or endorse this decision of his," he said in a tweet.

In a big surprise, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of the state. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath to the two in the morning ceremony in the presence of a few BJP and NCP leaders, and other government officials.

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After being sworn-in as Chief Minister, Fadnavis said that the decision was taken to form a stable government in Maharashtra as the state needs stable government not a 'khichdi government'.

"People had given us a clear mandate, but Shiv Sena tried to ally with other parties after results, after which President's rule was imposed. Maharashtra needed a stable government not a 'khichidi' government," he said.

BJP, with 105 seats forged alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party which bagged 54 seats to garner the majority figure. While the Shiv Sena bagged 56 seats while Congress won 44 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma