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Updated on: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:17 PM IST

'Double cross on double cross?': Twitter can't keep up with twists and turns in Maharashtra

On Saturday morning, in a move that opposition parties slammed as being "unconstitutional" NCP leader Sharad Pawar's nephew, Ajit Pawar teamed up with the BJP to form the government
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Twitter is having a field day with the twists and turns of the Maharashtra government formation. It has been an eventful 24 hours and the state now has a Chief Minister (Devendra Fadnavis) and a Deputy Chief Minister (Ajit Pawar).

But before we get to what Twitter has to say, here's a brief recapitulation of today's events:

On Saturday morning, in a move that opposition parties slammed as being "unconstitutional" NCP leader Sharad Pawar's nephew, Ajit Pawar teamed up with the BJP to form the government.

The senior Pawar, however, made it clear that Ajit was acting of his own volition.

"Ajit Pawar's decision to support the BJP to form the Maharashtra Government is his personal decision and not that of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). We place on record that we do not support or endorse this decision of his," he wrote on Twitter.

Several NCP leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony later claimed that they were unaware of exactly what was going on and had just been instructed by Ajit to be in attendance.

At least nine NCP MLAs who attended swearing-in later returned to the party fold and expressed solidarity with party chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday evening. 50 MLAs attended this NCP meeting on Saturday.

While their appointment stands, for now, the BJP and its new allies will soon have to undergo a floor test.

In the meantime, the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the NCP have moved the Supreme Court, seeking a floor test within 24 hours to avoid further horse-trading and "illegal manoeuvres" in Maharashtra.

Their petition sought to quash of Maharasthra Governor B.S. Koshyari's decision inviting BJP's Devendra Fadnavis to form the government on Saturday morning as unconstitutional, arbitrary, illegal, void-ab-initio, and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India.

Now, take a look at what the Twitterati has to say:

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Published on: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:17 PM IST
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