Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray will become the eighth Chief Minister on Thursday evening after taking oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister after Congress leaders AR Antulay, Vasantdada Patil, Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil, Shankarrao Chavan, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Prithviraj Chavan. Became Chief Minister of the state.
Along with these leaders, the name of the then Congress leader and the current NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who was not a member of any House of the State Legislature, was sworn in as Chief Minister. Uddhav Thackeray (59) will become the eighth leader to take oath as Chief Minister at Shivaji Park here on Thursday evening.
According to the provisions of the Constitution, if a leader is not a member of the Legislative Assembly or the Legislative Council, he has to become a member of the Legislative Assembly within six months of taking the oath of office. Antulay, who became the Chief Minister in June 1980, was the first such leader in the state. Vasantdada Patil became Chief Minister in February 1983 after resigning as an MP.
Nilangekar Patil became the Chief Minister in June 1985, while Shankarrao Chavan, who was then Union Minister, took up the top post of the state in March 1986. Pawar was then the defense minister in the Narasimha Rao government, but after Sudhakarrao Naik stepped down from the post after the riots in Mumbai, Pawar’s name came to the fore in March 1993.
Similarly, Prithviraj Chavan was a minister in the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh, but he also became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in November 2010, replacing Ashok Chavan. Antule, Nilangekar Patil and Shinde contested the assembly by-elections after becoming Chief Minister and won. . The other four leaders fulfilled the constitutional provision by becoming members of the Legislative Council.