Sena to attend Fadnavis' swearing-in, after all

Sena to attend Fadnavis' swearing-in, after all - Sakshi Post

In a last-minute development, the Shiv Sena has called off its planned boycott of the swearing in of chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis.

Accordingly, the top Sena leadership, including party president Uddhav Thackeray, senior leaders, legislators and parliamentarians will attend the oath-taking ceremony at Wankhede Stadium on Friday.
The development followed a telephonic talk between Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray. Shah is understood to have given a sympathetic hearing to the Sena's contentions and said the BJP will take a favourable decision in the matter soon.
Earlier in the day, in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana', the Sena declared it would boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in the state since "the BJP has not accorded due respect and dignity" to its former ally.
Fadnavis will be sworn-in as the chief minister with a small cabinet by Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at a glittering public function to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, union ministers, top BJP leaders, business tycoons, filmstars, sportspersons and other celebs, besides over 30,000 guests.


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