Maharashtra government LIVE updates: Ajit Pawar says, “I am with NCP and have been with the NCP”

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Maharashtra Government LIVE updates- On the recommendations of Governor BS Koshyari, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, approved the proposal to impose President’s rule in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra government formation

Maharashtra Government Formation- Yesterday night, Bharatiya Janata Party turned the tables on rivals forming the government under the leader of Devendra Fadnavis in wee hours of Saturday morning. A dispute in Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had 36 party MLAs supporting BJP under the leadership of Sharad Pawar’s nephew Ajit Pawar.

The development has brought a major twist in Maharashtra as just a day before, senior Pawar announced that the new Maharashtra government would be led by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

A party or an alliance needs 145 MLAs to form the government in Maharashtra. The BJP has 105 MLAs while the Shiv Sena has 56. The Congress and NCP have 44 and 54 MLAs respectively.

Maharashtra Government Formation-

27th November

  • Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ahmed Patel arrive at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar’s residence.
  • Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi meets Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.
  • The session of oath-taking begins. Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal, Aaditya Thackeray took oath as MLAs as Maharashtra Assembly
  • NCP leader Ajit Pawar says, “There is no question of return, I am with the NCP and have been with the NCP.”

26th November

  • CM Devendra Fadnavis in a press conference said, “After this, I’ll go to Raj Bhavan and tender my resignation. I wish those all the best who will form the government.” He also added, “I doubt that this three-wheeler govt will be stable but BJP will work as an effective opposition and try to raise the voice of people.”
  • As directed by the Supreme Court, the Floor Test will take place on 27th November at 5:00 pm.

25th November

The SC has asked the solicitor general Tushar Mehta to produce letters from the state governor recommending revocation of President’s rule by today. The court also invited Devendra Fadnavis to form the government in Maharashtra.

23rd November

10:10 AM- NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to address the media at 12.30 pm today.

09:40 AM- How BJP got the majority-
BJP 105
NCP (Ajit) 36
Others 15
Fadnavis has been given time till the 30th of November to prove his party’s majority to form the government.

09:09 AM- Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra CM while Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar was sworn in as deputy CM of Maharashtra. The BJP in Maharashtra joins hand with a group of NCP leaders in Maharashtra to form the government in an early morning twist.

Amit Shah congratulated CM Devendra Fadnavis over the government formation in Maharashtra.

CM Keshav Prasad Maurya also congratulated PM Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, and CM Devendra Fadnavis over the government formation in Maharashtra.

Having the highest number of elected MLAs, BJP was the first to be invited by the Governor to form the government. BJP was given just 48 hours to prove its majority. BJP did ask for more time which was denied, after which BJP opted out. Then, Shiv Sena was invited to form the government. Shiv Sena also asked for an extension of three days to prove the majority but was denied. After that, the Governor invited NCP to form the government. NCP also requested more time and asked for two more days but this request was also turned down.

Sharing of power, especially for the post of the CM on a rotational basis is the main reason why till now the government was not formed by BJP. Earlier, Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis rejected Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s claims that the Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah had agreed to their demand for a rotational chief ministership ahead of Lok Sabha polls but now he is denying. Here are the latest updates on Maharashtra government formation.

Do read: Maharashtra Assembly Election Exit Poll 2019 and Result

Maharashtra government formation Live updates

In the rapid change in the politics of Maharashtra, it is now the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that had to prove its majority by this evening. On the other hand, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari suggested imposing President’s rule in Maharashtra after the recent Maharashtra elections when no party could majority to form the government. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said that the governor’s decision to urge the President’s role is unconstitutional and illegal.

Maharashtra Government Formation- Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal, and Mallikarjun Kharge reached Mumbai to meet NCP leader Sharad Pawar. Congress president Sonia Gandhi spoke to the NCP chief and authorized three senior party leaders to hold further talks related to the government formation in Maharashtra.

Today, the Shiv Sena also approached the Supreme Court against the Governor for not extending the deadline given to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party to prove they have the numbers to form the government.

Maharashtra Government Formation- Having the highest number of elected MLAs, BJP was the first to be invited by the Governor to form the government. BJP was given just 48 hours to prove its majority. BJP did ask for more time which was denied, after which BJP opted out. Then, Shiv Sena was invited to form the government. Shiv Sena also asked for an extension of three days to prove the majority but was denied. After that, the Governor invited NCP to form the government. NCP also requested more time and asked for two more days but this request was also turned down.

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