Maharashtra Govt formation Updates: Congress Legislative Party to meet tomorrow to elect it’s leader

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Updated:Nov 21, 2019 10:51:44 pm

Maharashtra latest news updates: Disgruntled Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has warned his party against any alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

maharashtra govt formation, sonia gandhi, sharad pawar, shiv sena, ncpNCP chief Sharad Pawar with interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (File photo)

Maharashtra govt formation Updates: The series of meetings within the Nationalist Congress Party and Congress to discuss the modalities of an alliance with Shiv Sena before the three go on to form a government in Maharashtra has entered yet another day. While  Congress’ top decision making body – CWC – met at interim president Sonia Gandhi’s 10 Janpath house, NCP leaders also got in to a huddle in the national capital. The two parties are likely to meet again later in the day.  Reports say the parties have finally finalised a deal and a formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made in a joint press conference on Friday (November 22). Meanwhile, disgruntled Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has warned his party against any alliance with Sena. Nirupam said the Congress is committing the same mistake it had done by joining hands with the BSP.

Meanwhile, Congress Legislative Party to meet tomorrow to elect it’s leader in the Assembly

On Wednesday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar met interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi and later in the evening  Congress, NCP leaders held a meeting at Pawar’s residence to discuss the modalities of the alliance.  Pawar also met PM Modi in Parliament House setting the political circles abuzz. However, the veteran leader didn’t disclose what transpired in the meeting.

The Shiv Sena, on the other hand, exuded confidence that the alliance will certainly go ahead to stake claim to form government in Maharashtra.

“All the obstructions which were there in last 10-15 days, regarding the formation of government in Maharashtra, are not there anymore. You will get to know by 12 pm tomorrow that all the obstructions are gone. The picture will be clear by tomorrow afternoon,” senior party leader Sanjay Raut told reporters today.

President’s Rule was imposed in Maharashtra on November 12 after none of the parties staked claim to form the government. The BJP, Shiv Sena who contested the polls together have a comfortable majority in the assembly with 105 and 56 MLAs respectively. The NCP has 54, Congress 44 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly.

 

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    16:26 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    14:33 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    13:03 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    12:31 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    12:25 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    11:16 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    10:43 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    10:26 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    09:57 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    09:23 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    08:26 (IST)21 Nov 2019
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    18:40 (IST)20 Nov 2019
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    18:25 (IST)20 Nov 2019
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    21:43 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    19:57 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    15:41 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    13:37 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    Top Congress leaders to meet at Sonia Gandhi's residence today

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    13:18 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    12:05 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    11:27 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    11:22 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    10:37 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    09:21 (IST)16 Nov 2019
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    09:17 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    No mid-term poll, will form a stable govt: Sharad Pawar

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    09:11 (IST)16 Nov 2019
    Sharad Pawar, Sonia Gandhi meeting on Sunday

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    maharashtra cm news, shiv sena, ncp, congress,udhhav thackeray Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray (Source: Shiv Sena Twitter).The Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs and the BJP 105 in the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. The NCP has 54 and the Congress has 44 MLAs, respectively. Together, Sena, NCP and Congress will go beyond the majority mark of 145.
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