Maharashtra govt formation LIVE: BMC removes hoardings which read ‘CM Maharashtra only Aditya Thackeray’

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Updated: October 31, 2019 7:47:42 pm

Maharashtra BJP-Shiv Sena power tussle LIVE: While BJP is insisting that Devendra Fadnavis continues on the CM post, Shiv Sena wants to go ahead with the '50:50' formula agreed between the two parties prior to polls.

The Shiv Sena is insisting on sharing the top post for two-and-half-years.

Maharashtra Election Result 2019 LIVE: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday removed hoardings outside Matoshree (Thackeray residence) which read ‘CM Maharashtra only Aditya Thackeray.’ Sena leaders have been pitching Aditya Thackeray’s name for chief minister post for 2.5 years. They had also put up posters around the city demanding CM  post for Aditya.

BJP and Shiv Sena are yet to begin the talks on government formation in Maharashtra. It’s been over a week since the assembly election results were announced. However, the power tussle between the BJP and Shiv Sena over the chief minister post is far from over. While the Sena is insisting on sharing the top post for two-and-half-years, the BJP is ready to offer deputy chief minister post and wants to keep the CM post for a full five-year term.

A Shiv Sena delegation led by Aditya Thackeray today met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Apart from Aditya, Eknath Shinde, Diwakar Raote and Subhash Desai were also part of the delegation. After meeting the governor, Thackeray said that Sena leaders requested the Governor to provide assistance to farmers and fishermen who suffered damages due to recent rains. “He has assured us that he himself will talk to the Centre,” he added.

In the recent assembly polls, BJP won 105 seats whereas Shiv Sena 56 in the 288-member House. Sena has also demanded a ‘written’ assurance from the BJP over the 50:50 formula for CM post. Today, senior Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut said that his party would not go back on its demand. He said that it was the BJP that is going back on its promise made to Sena ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

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    19:47 (IST)31 Oct 2019
    Aditya Thackeray

    We requested Governor to provide assistance to farmers and fishermen who suffered damages due to recent rains. He has assured us that he himself will talk to the Centre.

    19:41 (IST)31 Oct 2019
    BMC removes hoardings which read 'CM Maharashtra only Aditya Thackeray'

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation today removed hoardings outside Matoshree (Thackeray residence) which read 'CM Maharashtra only Aditya Thackeray.' Sena leaders have been pitching Aditya Thackeray's name for chief minister post for 2.5 years. They had also put up posters around the city demanding CM  post for Aditya. 

    15:00 (IST)31 Oct 2019
    Meeting Governor to discuss losses faced by farmers due to heavy rain: Sanjay Raut

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut says that his party leaders will meet the Governor to discuss the losses faced by farmers due to heavy rain in the state. Shiv Sena is meeting the Maharashtra Governor at 6:15 pm.

    14:38 (IST)31 Oct 2019
    Sena leaders to meet Maharashtra Governor at 6:15 pm

    BJP-Sena power tussle: Shiv Sena leaders including Aditya Thackeray, Eknath Shinde, Diwakar Raote and Subhash Desai will meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today at 6.15 pm. The talks between Sena and BJP have stuck due to disagreement on the chief minister post in the state.

    22:10 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Everyone has right of expression: Chandrakant Patil on Shiv Sena's `CM demand'

    Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil says everyone has the right to express his or her views ( on the issue of CM post" He adds that final decision on government formation would be taken by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. Sena leaders have been pushing for the chief ministerial post for 2.5 years.

    21:33 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Will give a stable govt for next 5 years, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: We have emerged as the largest party in the alliance in the state. We will give a stable govt of 'Yuti' (alliance) for the next 5 years in the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

    19:02 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Shiv Sena should come forward for alternative arrangement: Maharashtra Congress

    Maharashtra Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar today said that Shiv Sena should come forward for an alternative arrangement. He also said that though the mandate for the Congress was to sit in opposition, the party needed to join hands with others to stop the BJP from coming to power. "The mandate for the Congress is to perform the role of opposition. But to stop the BJP, we need to come together. Shiv Sena has to come forward. The Sena should come forward for an alternative arrangement as the popular mandate was against the BJP," the Congress leader said.

    17:23 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Forming next government not an option for NCP: Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that gorming the next government in Maharashtra is not an option for his party and it will sit in the opposition as mandated by the people.

    16:44 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    How many MLASs in new Assembly facing criminal charges?

    As many as 176 newly-elected MLAs in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly are facing criminal charges, as per data released by an advocacy group on Saturday. On analysing self-sworn affidavits of 285 of the total 288 MLAs, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) found that 62 per cent (176 MLAs) have criminal cases pending against them while 40 per cent (113 MLAs) have serious criminal cases.

    16:35 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Shiv Sena seeks written assurance from BJP

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday demanded a written assurance from its ally BJP for implementing "equal formula for sharing of power" before holding talks on staking the claim to form the next alliance government in Maharashtra, a party MLA said.

    15:04 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    NCP to sit in Opposition, says Praful Patel

    I want to make it clear that we will be in opposition and play the role of strong opposition. We don't want to have any role in Govt formation, BJP-Shiv Sena have got the mandate, so best wishes to them, says Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel

    15:00 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    BJP legislative meeting on October 30

    Bharatiya Janata Party has called meeting of all its MLAs in Maharashtra on  October 30.  "BJP has called legislative party meeting on 30th October at Vidhan Bhavan to elect leader in the house. All 105 MLAs to attend the meeting," BJP Maharashtra president Chandrakant Patil said. 

    14:39 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Shiv Sena firm on demand for CM post

    Shiv Sena has demanded a written assurance from the BJP over 50:50 formula for CM post. Sena wants to share the top post for two-and-half years. However, sources within the BJP said the party is not in favour of accepting the demand.  

    20:11 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    BJP-Sena win 56 of 75 Konkan seats, lion's share in Mumbai

    The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena put up a robust performance in Konkan, winning 56 out of 75 seats in the coastal region in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, the results of which were declared on Thursday.

    18:38 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Congress, NCP rule out backing Sena to keep BJP out of power

    Chances of another BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra brightened on Friday as opposition Congress and NCP ruled out aligning with the Shiv Sena to keep the BJP out of power.

    17:45 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    No slogans against Pankaja, Dhananjay warns supporters

    NCP leader Dhananjay Munde, who defeated his cousin and sitting MLA Pankaja Munde in the Maharashtra Assembly polls held on October 21, on Friday stopped his supporters from raising slogans against the latter.

    16:47 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut posts cartoon taking potshots at alliance partner

    A day after Maharashtra Assembly election results showed a dip in BJP's tally compared to 2014 polls, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut posted a cartoon to take a dig at his party's senior alliance partner. The cartoon, posted by Raut on his verified Twitter account, shows a tiger (Shiv Senas party symbol) wearing a clock locket (NCPs party symbol) sniffing a lotus (BJPs party symbol).

    15:58 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Not received any proposal from Shiv Sena yet: Congress

    We have not received any proposal from Shiv Sena yet. But if anything comes from them, we will get in touch with the party high command in Delhi and see what can be worked out, says Balasaheb Thorat, president of Maharashtra Congress Committee

    15:05 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Amit Shah calls Uddav Thackeray

    BJP president Amit Shah reportedly called his Shiv Sena counterpart Uddhav Thackeray to discuss formalities regarding government formation in Maharashtra. While the BJP is insisting on Devendra Fadnavis to continue on the CM post, Shiv Sena wants that the top post be shared between the two alliance partners.

    13:46 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Who will be Maharashtra CM?

    With the Shiv Sena reportedly bargaining hard for the top post, it is unclear whether Devendra Fadnavis will continue as Maharashtra chief minister in the new government or not.  Sena workers have already demanded Aaditya Thackeray be given the responsibility.  | READ MORE HERE

    13:43 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Shiv Sena taunts BJP

    Taking a dig at the BJP a day after Maharashtra assembly election results were declared, Shiv Sena said Sharad Pawar has proved more powerful that the BJP. "The NCP bounced back crossing the 50-seat mark, while a leaderless Congress won 44 seats. The results were a warning to rulers not to show arrogance of power... its a rap on their knuckles," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.

    12:02 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Ramdas Athawale demands 2 posts in new Maharashtra govt

    Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale has demanded two posts in the new Maharashtra government. Speaking to reporters in Ranchi, Athawale said his party should get one cabinet and one state minister berth. "Amit Shah Ji will visit Mumbai to hold discussions with meet Uddhav Thackeray Ji on who all will be made minsters in the state cabinet," news agency ANI quoted the Union minister, as saying.

    11:08 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    'Want Aaditya as CM' posters come up in Worli

    A day after election results, posters have come in  Worli demanding newly elected MLA from the constituency Aaditya Thackeray be made the chief minister. Aaditya Thackeray, 29, won Worli seat by more than 65,000 votes. He is the first from Thackeray clan to contest and win an election.  

    09:53 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    NCP woos Shiv Sena

    Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which has won 54 seats, is reportedly trying to woo Shiv Sena to form government in Maharashtra. The NCP has even offered CM and deputy post to Sena in its attempt to deny BJP returning to power for the second consecutive time. 

    09:06 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Shiv Sena slams BJP day after poll results

    An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece - Saamana - has slammed ally Bharatiya Janata Party while praising Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party. The editorial described NCP as a formidable Opposition. A day after Maharashtra assembly election results were announced,  the editorial in Saamana said that he Congress and NCP were a 'credible' Opposition.

    06:17 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    PM Modi lauds Maharashtra chief minister Fadnavis

    During his address to party workers, prime minister Narendra Modi lauded CM Fadnavis saying that he had ensured political stability in an economically important state like Maharashtra.

    05:12 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Ajit Pawar wins by the highest margin

    Former Maharashtra deputy CM and NCP leader Ajit Pawar won from the Baramati assembly constituency by highest victory margin this assembly polls. he defeated his nearest rival by over 1.65 lakh votes

    03:22 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Uddhav Thackeray calls a meeting of Shiv Sena MLAs

    Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has called a meeting of new MLAs of his party on Saturday. The meeting will be held at `Matoshri', his residence in suburban Bandra.

    02:24 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    After Maharashtra assembly election results, Congress says 'we accept mandate'

    Congress said that even though it did not get the expected results, the party would continue to raise issues related to common people of the state and act as a formidable opposition in the next assembly.

    00:25 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    'NOTA' is runners-up in two Maharashtra Assembly seats

    The 'NOTA' option secured second position in two Assembly seats in Maharashtra, reflecting disenchantment with candidates in the fray in these constituencies.

    One of them was the Latur Rural Assembly segment in central Maharashtra, from where late Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Dhiraj posted a handsome victory in his maiden poll outing.

    22:40 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Deshmukh brothers win polls

    The next Maharashtra Assembly will get a pair of brothers who will carry forward the legacy of their father, late Vilasrao Deshmukh, a two-time Congress chief minister. Vilasrao Deshmukh's sons Dhiraj and Amit, will be attending the state Assembly together.

    21:14 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Fadnavis gears up for second term in office

    Devendra Fadnavis became the first non-Congress chief minister to win a second term in office in the state, seen as a Congress bastion until just five years ago, and only the second chief minister to complete his term in office.

    19:54 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Fadnavis first to complete five year term in 50 years in Maharashtra: Modi

    PM Modi said that BJP had always been a junior partner with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, and that not a single CM had been able to complete their five-year term in the state. "Devendra Fadnavis is first such CM in five decades to complete his term," Modi said at the BJP headquarters on Thursday.

    19:25 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Maharashtra voters turn their back on some turncoats; many others win

    Some prominent opposition leaders who had joined the ruling BJP or Shiv Sena, including cabinet minister Jaydutt Kshirsagar, have bitten the dust as the Maharashtra Assembly poll results came in on Thursday.

    Kshirsagar, fighting on Shiv Sena ticket, was defeated by his nephew and NCP candidate Sandip Kshirsagar.

    18:38 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Our work towards Maharashtra progress continues: PM Modi

    With the BJP-Shiv Sena set to form government for a second consecutive term, prime minister Narendra Modi said that they were humbled to have won the people's support again.

    18:32 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Uddhav Thackeray stresses 50-50 formula for sharing power with BJP

    Indicating that he would drive a hard bargain in talks with the ally BJP during government formation, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday that it was time to implement "fifty-fifty" formula for power-sharing.

    18:00 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Nagpur South West: Devendra Fadnavis wins

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has won from Nagpur South West Assembly constituency in the Nagpur district. He defeated Congress candidate Ashish Deshmukh by a margin of 34,363 votes. Deshmukh is a former BJP MLA. A total of 18 other contenders including seven independents were in the fray from this seat. Fadnavis is representing the Vidhan Sabha seat since 2009.

    17:48 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Happy that people have blessed me, says Aaditya Thackeray

    Speaking to media after the winning from Worli, Aaditya Thackeray said, "I am very happy that the people have blessed me with so much margin and so many votes."

    17:22 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Pankaja Munde's defeat shocking: Fadnavis

    CM Devendra Fadnavis said that two results are shocking. "Bypoll for Satara Lok Sabha constituency and Parli Assembly constituency. Our 6 ministers have lost, we will find out reasons tomorrow onward. Today's the day to celebrate our victory and let us do that," he said.

    17:17 (IST)24 Oct 2019
    Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi congratulates Aaditya Thackeray

    Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi on Thursday congratulated yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray after he won from Worli. "Congratulations to Worli’s new @ShivSena MLA and state’s youngest leader in the assembly @AUThackeray ji!!" she tweeted.

    Maharashtra Election result NDA leaders with PM Narendra Modi at an election rally in Mumbai. (File Photo)The fate of 3,237 candidates, including 235 women candidates will be decided on Thursday when counting of votes will be taken up. The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly has 288 seats and a party or alliance needs the support of 145 MLAs to form the government. In the outgoing Assembly, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine enjoy a comfortable majority. Several opinion polls have predicted that the saffron parties' alliance will return to the power with a thumping majority. The term of the current 13th Legislative Assembly expires on November 9 and a new government has to be formed before that.
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