Ajit Pawar sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra

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NCP leader Ajit Pawar took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

An Overview of the News

  • He joined the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government to take up this role.

  • Ajit Pawar is the son of Sharad Pawar's elder brother Anantrao.

  • He began his political career in 1982 when he was elected to the board of a sugar cooperative.

About Maharashtra

  • It is a state located in the western part of India and covers a significant part of the Deccan Plateau.

  • Capital - Mumbai

  • Chief Minister - Eknath Shinde

  • Governor - Ramesh Bais

  • Official Animal - Indian giant squirrel

  • Official Bird - Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

  • Official Dance - Lavani

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