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Prithviraj Chavan to be Maha new CM

New Delhi: Union minister Prithviraj Chavan will be the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra succeeding Ashok Chavan who resigned in the wake of the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

64-year-old Chavan won the race among many probables for the Maharashtra CM post.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi took the decision which was announced by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

“Prithviraj Chavan is a capable leader. His experience at the Centre will help,” Congress said.

Being elated at the decision, Prithviraj Chavan said: “I am humbled and honoured by the decision of Congress president. I will be going to Mumbai and will meet the state leaders seeking their support.”

On the challenges which await him in Maharashtra politics, Chavan said: “I have the experience of running a coalition government, so that won’t be a problem.”

The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Thursday.

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