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Devendra Fadnavis sworn-in as 1st BJP CM of Maharashtra, Uddhav present

Mumbai, Oct 31: Maharashtra got its first BJP government as the RSS poster boy Devendra Fadnavis was finally sworn-in as the chief minister of the state on Friday. He was administered his oath amid massive cheering from the crowd present at the Wankhede stadium.

Television visuals show Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was present in the crowd during the occasion. Prime minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and top faces from the saffron party attended the grand swearing-in ceremony.

After enough back and forth, Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis on Friday had called upon Uddhav Thackeray and extended an invitation to him for the swearing-in ceremony.

Sena, which had earlier announced to boycott the ceremony as no faces from the party were inducted into the new ministry despite extending support to BJP, Uddhav had to keep the request of Shah to attend the grand swearing-in ceremony.

Thousands of people witnessed the function today. Live music was playing on stage to keep the guests entertained, just before the oath taking process began.

After Fadnavis Eknath Khadse, Sudhir Mungantiwar and Vinod Tawde take their oaths. Pankaja Munde, Prakash Mehta, Vishnu Sawra, and Chandrakant Patil are supposed to be inducted into the cabinet as well.

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