MUMBAI: The unexpected turn of events in Maharashtra government formation took everyone by surprise.
The BJP government took oath early on Saturday with Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister and NCP’s Ajit Pawar, was sworn-in as deputy Chief Minister of the state.
This sudden turn of events had left perplexed not just politicians, but Twitterati also went berserk.
#MaharashtraPolitics, #ShivaSena, #AjitPawar were the major trends on twitter.
However, the biggest setback was to its former long-time ally Shiv Sena besides the Congress — the two parties were still in the last leg of negotoations with a meeting scheduled at 12.30 p.m.
Sources told IANS that Ajit Pawar was in talks with the BJP through party MP Sunil Tatkare who is close to Pawar junior and he has the support of around half the MLAs with him.
Sharad Pawar was aware of the move of Ajit Pawar so to prevent party from splitting, he started parallel negotiation with Sena to form government and kept both Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare part of negotiations in Delhi and Mumbai.
Sunil Tatkare was the key man between BJP and NCP leaders.