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Maharashtra stunner timeline: Here is what happened when

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Mumbai: In a dramatic turn of events, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Maharashtra Chief Minister on Saturday along with Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar as the deputy chief minister.

Here is what happened when:

Sometime around 11.45 night – Ajit Pawar-BJP Deal finalised.

11.55 pm Friday – Faadnavis speaks to Party and requests for swearing-in before anyone in Sena-NCP-Congress comes to know and stakes claim.

12.30 a.m. Saturady – Governor who was to travel out of Mumbai to New Delhi, cancels his travel

02.10 a.m. – Secy to Governor told to submit revocation order at 5.47 and arrange swearing in at 6.30 a.m.

2.30 a.m. – Secy informs he will submit file within two hours and advises 7.30 a.m. for swearing in as arrangements have to be made early on Saturday.

11.45 p.m. on Friday till Saturady 9 a.m. – Ajit Pawar stays put with Fadnavis, not to go back till sworn in.

5.30 a.m. – both Ajit and Fadnavis arrive at Raj Bhavan

President’s Rule revoked at 5.47 a.m., but announced at 9 a.m.

7.50 a.m. – Swearing in starts by Governor B.S. Koshyari

8.10 a.m. – Big news breaks

8.40 a.m. – PM Modi congratulates new CM and Dy CM

8.10 a.m. – Reactions start pouring in

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President Ram Nath Kovind Tweet “Congratulations to all on the inauguration of Ram Mandir construction!, it become a symbol of modern India based on the ideals of Ramrajya.”

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday congratulated everyone on the inauguration of the Ram Temple construction work, saying that the temple complex will become a symbol of modern India based on the ideas of Ramrajya

Kovind wrote (translated from Hindi), “Congratulations to all on the inauguration of Ram Mandir construction! The temple of Maryada Purushottam Prabhu Ram is being constructed in accordance with the process of justice and with the enthusiasm of public and social harmony. Temple complex, I believe, will become a symbol of modern India based on the ideals of Ramrajya.”

Taking to Twitter, Kovind wrote (translated from Hindi), “Congratulations to all on the inauguration of Ram Mandir construction! The temple of Maryada Purushottam Prabhu Ram is being constructed in accordance with the process of justice and with the enthusiasm of public and social harmony. Temple complex, I believe, will become a symbol of modern India based on the ideals of Ramrajya.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Ram Temple ‘bhoomi pujan’ at Ayodhya on Wednesday.

In Ayodhya, PM Modi’s first halt was at Hanuman Garhi temple, marking the first-ever visit by any Prime Minister to this temple. He is also the first Prime Minister to visit the Ram Janmabhoomi site.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to unveil a plaque to mark the occasion and also release a commemorative postage stamp on ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’.

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