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Modi said: ‘I am confident Fadnavis & Ajit Pawar will work diligently for bright future of Maharashtra.’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar who took oath as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra respectively.

Modi said: ‘I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.’

On early Saturday morning, Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister for the second consecutive term while NCP’s Ajit Pawar took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

After the oath ceremony, Fadnavis said: ‘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. Maharashtra needed a stable government not a ‘khichdi’ government.’

‘From result day to this day no party was able to form government. Maharashtra was facing many problems including farmer issues, so we decided to form a stable government,’ Ajit Pawar said.

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