The Congress high command has appointed the suave technocrat-politician Prithviraj Chavan as the next chief minister of Maharashtra. He is an MP and is presently the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office.
Meanwhile, NCP, the partner of Congress in Maharashtra government has replaced Chhagan Bhujbal with Ajit Pawar as the Dy Chief Minister. The incumbent is the nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Both the chief minister and his deputy are to take oath tomorrow.