Maharashtra Govt Formation 2019 Live: Uddhav Thackeray says talks with Congress-NCP underway

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Updated:Nov 13, 2019 3:40:20 pm

Govt Formation in Maharashtra 2019, Maharashtra CM Update Live: The Congress and Shiv Sena have formed a joint committee for talks on CMP before their possible alliance with the Shiv Sena.

Maharashtra Govt Formation 2019, Maharashtra New Govt Formation 2019BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. No party could come up with the required numbers to form government in Maharashtra.

Govt Formation in Maharashtra Live Updates: The NCP and Congress on Wednesday formed a joint committee for deciding a ‘common minimum programme’ before their possible alliance with the Shiv Sena for government formation in Maharashtra. NCP’s legislature party head Ajit Pawar, its Maharashtra chief Jayant Patil, party veteran Chhagan Bhujbal, Mumbai unit president Nawab Malik and Leader of the Opposition in state Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde will be part of the committee. From the Congress’ side, Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakre, Balasaheb Thorat and Vijay Wadettiwar will part of the panel. In the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, the Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs. The BJP has 105 MLAs. Though the two parties contested the elections in an agreement, Shiv Sena’s demand for a 50-50 power-sharing formula stalled the process for the formation of the government. The NCP has 54 and the Congress has 44 MLAs, respectively. If the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP decide to come together, they will go beyond the majority mark of 145.

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    15:40 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Congress and NCP needs to agree on MCP: Balasaheb Thorat

    Maharashtra Congress Balasaheb Thorat says that the Congress and NCP will have to arrive at a mutual understanding and have clarity on specific issues for a common agenda, and then will get in touch with the Shiv Sena again. He makes this statement after meeting Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

    15:03 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Uddhav Thackeray: Talks on in right direction

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray says talks over government formation in are progressing in the right direction and a decision will be taken at an appropriate time. He says this after meeting with senior Congress leaders Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and Manikrao Thakare. "Everything is going fine. Talks are on in the right direction and a decision will be announced at an appropriate time," Thackeray says.

    14:45 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Discussions have started: Uddhav Thackeray on govt formation in Maharashtra

    Uddhav Thackeray after meeting with Congress leaders: Discussions have started, whatever decision will be taken we will inform soon.  

    14:25 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Maharashtra Congress MLAs leave for Mumbai from Jaipur hotel

    Maharashtra Congress MLAs, who had been camping at a resort here for the last five days amid political impasse in their state, left for Mumbai on Wednesday. The MLAs were holed up at the luxury resort, located close to the Delhi-Jaipur national highway, as the Congress remained busy holding discussions with the NCP and the Shiv Sena with regard to the government formation in Maharashtra, which was placed under President's rule on Tuesday. The MLAs left the resort in a bus to the airport, from where they will travel to Mumbai in a chartered flight.

    14:23 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Uddhav Thackeray meets Congress leaders in Mumbai

    Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday met Maharashtra Congress leaders in Mumbai to discuss the formation of government in the state. "Talks in right direction," he said.

    14:06 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Ready to assume role of ‘Neelkanth’: Shiv Sena

    The Shiv Sena said has equated its decision to broker a deal with rivals Congress and NCP to ‘consuming poison’ for the betterment of Maharashtra people. “After partaking of ambrosia laced with a drop of poison with the Bharatiya Janata Party, we are now prepared to end the instability in Maharashtra by assuming the role of ‘Neelkanth’. To explain that in the language of Hindutva, Chhatrapati Shivaji worshipped Lord Shiva who consumed poison, and the Sena is devoted to Shivaji,” the party said in its mouthpiece Saamana. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    14:02 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Sanjay Raut discharged from Mumbai hospital

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut discharged from Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital. "The next Chief Minister will be from Shiv Sena," he said.

    13:31 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    NCP forms five-member panel with Congress to prepare CMP

    The NCP on Wednesday named its five members for a joint committee to be formed with the Congress for deciding a 'common minimum programme' before their possible alliance with the Shiv Sena for government formation in Maharashtra. NCP's legislature party head Ajit Pawar, its Maharashtra chief Jayant Patil, party veteran Chhagan Bhujbal, Mumbai unit president Nawab Malik and Leader of the Opposition in state Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde will be part of the committee. The decision was taken at a meeting of NCP legislators at the Y B Chavan Centre.

    13:17 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Support to Shiv Sena only after discussion with Congress: NCP

    NCP leader Ajit Pawar informed that Jayant Patil will call Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Balasaheb Thorat to hold further discussions between the parties and discuss the dates from when we can have a joint discussion on how to go ahead. "As far as discussions on Shiv Sena goes, we will do that only after discussing with alliance partners as we had a common manifesto. Shiv Sena's manifesto was different, so we will have an understanding with Congress first and then go ahead with discussions on Shiv Sena," he said.

    13:05 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    MLAs want government formation as early as possible: Ajit Pawar

    NCP leader Ajit Pawar said that all the party MLAs want formation of a stable government in the state. "Today in the meeting all our MLAs said that government should be formed as early as possible. Even I think before the new year begins, Maharashtra should get a government," he said.

    12:51 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Congress forms committee for talks on CMP with NCP

    The Congress party has set up a committee of Maharashtra leaders for talks on Common Minimum Programme with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The committee includes Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakre, Balasaheb Thorat and Vijay Wadettiwar.

    12:50 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Maharashtra Congress leaders meet Sanjay Raut at Lilavati Hospital

    Maharashtra Congress leaders meet Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut at Lilavati Hospital.

    12:49 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Not in a hurry to form govt in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that the party was not in a hurry to form a non-BJP government in the state of Maharashtra. "We are in no hurry as the Governor has given us enough time to discuss and decide," he told reporters.

    12:46 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Allied with BJP in its dark times: Uddhav Thackeray

    Attacking the BJP over its claim that the Shiv Sena was in touch with the Congress-NCP since the October 24 poll results, Uddhav Thackeray said he had allied with the chief NDA constituent in its "dark times". "The fact that I reached out to the Congress-NCP only yesterday proves the BJP's allegation, that I was in touch with them since day of the election results, wrong."

    11:39 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will sit together and work out a CMP: Uddhav

    Addressing the media, Uddhav on Tuesday evening took a dig at Governor BS Koshyari over denial of more time to the party on Monday evening. He said "we have got six months and the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will sit together and work out a common minimum programme".

    11:32 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Shiv Sena not to mention plea in SC challenging Guv's refusal to give it more time

    The Shiv Sena will not mention in the Supreme Court on Wednesday its plea challenging the governor's decision of not granting it 3 days time for getting letter of support for government formation in Maharashtra, according to the party lawyer. The lawyer representing Shiv Sena in the apex court told PTI that the party has preferred not to mention the petition. Advocate Sunil Fernandes, who had filed the petition on behalf of the Shiv Sena, said on Tuesday that the Supreme Court had asked them to mention the writ petition at 10:30 AM on Wednesday.

    11:28 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    No discussion in BJP core committee meeting on govt formation: Sudhir Mugantiwar

    BJP leader Sudhir Mugantiwar said that Narayan Rane's remark on government formation in Maharashtra was personal. "There was no discussion held on this issue (government formation) in the BJP core committee meeting," he said.

    11:28 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Agneepath, says Sanjay Raut as Sena treads tough path with Congress-NCP

    Ailing Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday tweeted the word 'agneepath' three times, apparently to indicate difficult path ahead for his party in its efforts to form government in Maharashtra with the Congress and NCP, its political rivals till recently.

    10:26 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Shiv Sena alleges conspiracy by BJP to downgrade it

    The Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused the BJP of a conspiracy to downgrade it in the state of Maharashtra where President's rule was imposed on Tuesday. In its mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said that the situation could have been avoided had the BJP kept its promise of equal sharing of power. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    10:24 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Uddhav Thackeray meets Ahmed Patel in Mumbai

    According to ANI sources, A meeting was held between Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel last night in Mumbai.

    09:56 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    NCP and Congress trying to fool Shiv Sena: Narayan Rane

    Narayan Rane took a dig at the Shiv Sena. He said that the NCP and Congress are trying to make a fool out of Shiv Sena.

    09:46 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Maharashtra govt formation: Ahmed Patel condemns Governor's action

    Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said that yhe BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP got invitation from the Governor to prove majority. "But Congress did not get an invitation. We condemn it," he said.

    09:32 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Maharashtra Govt formation 2019: Congress says President's rule cruel joke on democracy, malicious act

    The Congress hit out at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the BJP-led Centre over the imposition of President's rule in the state. Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the action was not only a cruel joke on democracy, but also a malicious act that tramples upon constitutional practices. He also questioned the Governor's arbitrary allotment of time to the NCP, Shiv Sena and the BJP to prove support for government formation.

    09:07 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Maharashtra Governor acted fairly in recommending President's rule: legal expert

    Senior advocate and constitutional law expert Rakesh Dwivedi said that Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari has not committed any unconstitutional act by recommending President's rule in the state. "I think the governor has committed no unconstitutionality in making the recommendation for President's rule," he said.

    08:44 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Maharashtra Congress MLAs still at Jaipur resort

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday night reached the resort where newly elected Congress MLAs of Maharashtra are staying. AICC general secretary Avinash Pande and other leaders are also present inside the resort. The Congress MLAs have been staying in the resort here since Friday.

    08:33 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Maharashtra govt formation: Why Governor recommended President’s Rule ahead of deadline

    Question is being raised why the Governor recommended President’s rule in Maharashtra even when he had given time to the NCP till 8.30 pm on Tuesday. According to media reports, the Governor’s recommendation came after the NCP wrote a letter seeking 48 hours more to get the numbers required to form the government. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    08:07 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Will work to form BJP govt in Maharashtra: Narayan Rane

    Meanwhile, BJP leader Narayan Rane said that he can't say anything whether the Congress, NCP leaders are in touch with him. "I will do whatever it takes to form a new BJP government, but I will not discuss (modalities) how," he said.

    07:48 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    No decision on backing Sena yet, clarification needed on all issues: NCP, Congress

    Allies Congress and NCP on Tuesday appeared to be treading cautiously over forging ties with the Shiv Sena, saying they were yet to take a call on backing it to form government in Maharashtra but will hold further discussions. "Clarification on all issues" was necessary before the decision was taken, the two parties said.

    07:38 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Maharashtra Govt Formation 2019 Live: 'Officially spoke to the Congress and NCP only on Monday'

    Uddhav has said that his party and the Congress and NCP will work out a formula for the formation of the government in Maharashtra. Uddhav told reporters that he officially spoke to the Congress and NCP only on Monday to seek support for government formation.

    07:27 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Watch: Uddhav says BJP option still open

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that the open for tie-up with the BJP is still open. "It's politics. 6 months time has been given (President's Rule). I didn't finish the BJP option, it was BJP itself which did that..."

    06:53 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    Eknath Shinde meets Sanjay Raut at Mumbai hospital

    Shiv Sena legislative party leader Eknath Shinde reaches Lilawati hospital to meet party leader Sanjay Raut, who was admitted to the hospital on 11th November, after he complained of chest pain.

    20:58 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    President's rule unfortunate but expect stable govt soon, says former CM Fadnavis

    In a press note on Tuesday, former CM Devendra Fadnavis said, "President's rule is unfortunate but we expect that Maharashtra will get a stable government soon."

    20:53 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    Sena, NCP and Cong will work out formula for govt formation: Uddhav Thackeray

    The Shiv Sena, the Congress and the NCP will work out a formula for formation of a government in Maharashtra, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday.

    He said the Sena also needs a clarity on the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) just like the Congress and the NCP.

    19:52 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    Condemn the way President's rule was recommended: Congress

    Ahmed Patel, Congress: The way President's rule was recommended, I condemn it. This government has violated the SC guidelines on President's rule on several occasions in the last 5 years.

    19:34 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    Experts divided on governor's discretion in inviting parties to form govt

    Legal experts appear to be divided on the issue of constitutional propriety of Maharashtra Governor B K Koshyari's decision to recommend President's rule in the state.

    Following Koshyari's report to the Centre and the Union cabinet's recommendation, President's rule was imposed in the state on Tuesday amid the impasse over government formation since the last month's elections.

    19:00 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    NCP-Congress meet underway in Mumbai

    Maharashtra: Leaders of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party hold a joint meeting in Mumbai. Among the leaders who are attending the meeting are AICC general secretaries Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal and Ahmed Patel from Congress and Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and Ajit Pawar from NCP. President's Rule has been imposed in the state of Maharashtra. 

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    18:58 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    President's Rule has been taken under pressure from PM: Digvijaya Singh

    Digvijaya Singh on Maharashtra: This decision (President's Rule in Maharashtra) has been taken under pressure from Prime Minister and Home Minister, we object to this.

    18:44 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    President's rule a better option: MHA

    Maharashtra governor was of the view that it has been 15 days since the conclusion of electoral process and none of the political parties are in the position to form a govt in the state; President's Rule is a better option: Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson was quoted as saying by ANI.

    18:21 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    Shiv Sena has history of flirting with political, ideological rivals

    Founded in 1966 by Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena in its more than five decades long journey has allied with the Congress, formally and informally. In its initial days, it was often supported directly or indirectly by many Congress leaders and its different factions. Read full story here.

    17:59 (IST)12 Nov 2019
    Shiv Sena likely to move SC against President's rule

    The Shiv Sena is likely to file a second petition in the Supreme Court against the imposition of the President's rule in Maharashtra, news agency PTI reported. "We will file a second petition today itself if the President's rule is imposed in the state," Advocate Sunil Fernandes, who filed the first petition on behalf of Shiv Sena, told PTI.

    Though the BJP and Shiv Sena won a comfortable majority in last month's Assembly polls, the alliance couldn't form the government as Shiv Sena remained adamant on its 50-50 power-sharing formula, a demand categorically rejected by the former. The BJP has 105 MLAs in the 200-member House while the Shiv Sena has 56. The NCP and Congress have 54 and 44 MLAs, respectively. A party or an alliance needs the support of 145 MLAs to form the government.
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