Maharashtra government formation LIVE updates | NCP to discuss Governor’s invitation with Congress
The Governor has invited NCP to show willingness to form the government. NCP’s state unit chief Jayant Patil said the party will discuss the issue with Congress and get back to the Governor by 8.30 pm today.
"As per the procedure, the Governor has given us a letter being the third largest party in the state of Maharashtra and therefore, we have suggested to him that we will have to talk to our alliance partner," Patil told reporters.
In this tweet from BJP leader Giriraj Singh, an old picture of Bal Thackeray, Manohar Joshi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani.
“Balasaheb's years of penance gave Sanatanis (traditionalists) hope and recognition in Maharashtra. Today, Balasaheb would be pained to see (the party) go with opponents of Hindutva. History will give testimony to how Balasaheb united everyone, while others divided," the tweet reads in Hindi.
बाला साहेब के वर्षों की तपस्या ने सनातनियो को महाराष्ट्र में एक उम्मीद और पहचान दिया ..आज हिंदुत्व विरोधियों के साथ जाता देख बाला साहेब और शिवसैनिक कराह रहे होंगे।— Shandilya Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) November 11, 2019
इतिहास गवाही देगा की कैसे बालासाहेब ने सबको एक किया और कुछ ने सबको बिख़ेर दिया । pic.twitter.com/mYMBvKBdTx
Quick recap | What happened yesterday:
The Sena did stake claim to form the government by meeting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in the evening, ahead of the deadline. However, the Governor refused to give Sena more time to get letters of support from NCP and Congress.
Shortly after that, the Governor invited NCP to express wiliness to form the government. NCP is the third largest party in the newly elected Assembly, after BJP and Sena.
This would mean that hectic parleys will continue in Maharashtra today. NCP has a deadline to stake claim by 8.30 pm today. (2/2)
Quick recap | What happened yesterday:
After more than two weeks of deadlock, Maharashtra witnessed rapid political developments yesterday. The day started with Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant quitting the Union Cabinet. This was seen as a precursor to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party securing the support of the NCP and the Congress.
Both, NCP and Congress held multiple rounds of internal meetings to decide on providing support to the Sena. While NCP was seen as largely keen on becoming part of a Sen-led government, Congress remained non-committal amid reports of some factions opposing the move from within. (1/2)
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It's been more than a fortnight since the results in the Maharashtra polls were declared and the deadlock in the government formation started.
What has happened since then?
>> While the BJP and the Shiv Sena were pre-poll alliance partners, the Sena has stated that it demands a 50:50 formula in the sharing of the CM post. While Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has claimed that the formula was agreed upon during the Lok Sabha polls, BJP claims that no such pact exists.
>> BJP claims that it has tried to reach out to Sena regarding the alliance, but has claimed that Sena did not respond to its requests for a discussion.
>> With time running out, the current caretaker Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, resigned on November 8.
>> Following this, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on November 9 invited the BJP, as the single-largest party, to indicate its willingness to form the government.
>> On November 10, the BJP said that it did not have the numbers to form the government in the state. Following this, the second-largest party, Shiv Sena, was then asked to indicate its willingness to form the government.
>> This started hectic parlays within the Sena, NCP and the Congress camps.
>> Early today morning, the lone Sena minister in the Union Cabinet, Arvind Sawant, resigned. Sawant’s resignation is being seen as a precursor to the Shiv Sena securing support of Sharad Pawar-led NCP and the Indian National Congress.
>> A Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, headed by party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi, was held in New Delhi. This meeting was followed by a meeting of Maharashtra Congress MLAs who have been lodged in a resort in Jaipur.
>> According to multiple reports, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met Pawar in Mumbai.
>> Aaditya Thackeray, along with senior Sena leaders, reaches Raj Bhavan.
>> Aaditya, while addressing the media after his meeting, said that the Shiv Sena, as the second largest party, told the Governor that they are willing to form the government. He said that while the Sena asked for an extension, it was rejected, but their claim to form the government wasn't denied.
>> Governor invites the third-largest party, Sharad Pawar-led NCP, to form the government in Maharashtra.
>> Governor has now given NCP time until 8:30 pm on November 12 to indicate its willingness to form the government.
Maharashtra government formation LIVE updates: Congress core group meeting to be held tomorrow at interim party president Sonia Gandhi's residence in New Delhi over Maharashtra's political situation, news agency ANI has reported.