Thackeray had on Saturday sent Governor the final list of ministers with the portfolios to be allocated to them for approval following which portfolio distribution in Maharashtra government was announced.
Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and party MLAs Amit Deshmukh, Yashomati Thakur, Vijay Vadettiwar and Varsha Gaikwad were among the prominent leaders who took oath as Ministers.
During an interview with a TV channel, the NCP chief on Monday said that the Prime Minister, during a meeting at Parliament last month, had asked him to ally with the BJP and be a part of the government at the Centre and Maharashtra.
"Congratulations to Uddhav Thackeray Ji on taking oath as the CM of Maharashtra. I am confident he will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra. @OfficeofUT," PM Modi tweeted.
Along with Patil NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal is also likely to take oath as state minister today at Shivaji Park when Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn-in as 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra's chief minister-designate Uddhav Thackeray will take oath to office tomorrow evening, at the sprawling Shivaji Park in Central Mumbai.
Speaking at the Republic Media Network Summit, Home Minister Amit Shah spoke on a host of issues including Maharashtra political drama and Article 370 abrogation.
NCP leader Ajit Pawar has said he was always with NCP and is still with the party and they will decide on his future role. He also said that he decided to resign after the Supreme Court order on floor test.
Sule, daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar also greeted former Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar as they reached the assembly.
New Delhi: Uddhav Thackeray is set to be the next chief minister of Maharashtra after a resolution proposing his name...