Ashok Chavan is CM of Maharashtra
Maharashtra Industry Minister Ashok Chavan will succeed Vilasrao Deshmukh as state Chief Minister. The Maharashtra Congress Legislative party unanimously decided to leave the leadership issue to Sonia Gandhi, who after meeting AK Antony and Pranab Mukherjee finalized Ashok Chavan’s name.
The NCP has nominated Bhujbal as the Deputy Chief Minister. The vacancies arose after CM Deshmukh and DY CM RR Patil submitted their resignations in the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks.