Narayan Rane threatens to take ‘whatever measures required’, BJP calls it his ‘personal opinion’. BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said, "This is Rane Sahab's personal opinion. There was no discussion held on this issue in the BJP core committee meeting."
Cong-NCP making a fool of Shiv Sena, says Narayan Rane. He adds that BJP will try to form the government. "We are trying for a simple majority of 145 (in the 288-member assembly), that's our target and we will submit it to the Governor. I don't think the Shiv Sena will go with the Congress-NCP. They are taking the Shiv Sena for a ride," Rane claimed.
BJP still contacting Sena for govt formation, says Uddhav Thackeray."They keep making vague and differing offers each time. But we have decided to go with the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party," Thackeray declared.
Even after imposition of President's Rule, NCP says 'in no hurry'
"We are in no hurry. We will hold discussions with Congress and then take a decision (to support Shiv Sena)," said NCP Chief Sharad Pawar.
Congress' Ahmed Patel added, "Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party got invitation from the Governor to prove majority. But Congress did not get an invitation . We condemn it."
Congress and NCP leaders hold briefing after President's Rule imposition
Speaking at the briefing, NCP leader Praful Patel said, "A meeting was held between senior leaders of NCP and Congress today. On 11th November Shiv Sena first contacted us formally. We will discuss on all the issues and then take a decision."
Congress and NCP hold joint meeting today in Mumbai
Shiv Sena’s plea to be heard tomorrow in SC by Justice Bobde at 10:30 am
There will be no hearing today in the Supreme Court on Shiv Sena’s plea against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision of denying three more days to the party to get letters of support from NCP and Congress.
President's Rule imposed under pressure from PM, Home Minister: Digvijaya Singh
Supreme Court registry yet to decide on placing Sena's petition before CJI
The Supreme Court registry is yet to take a call on placing the petition filed by the Shiv Sena before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on their plea for according an urgent hearing on Tuesday itself.
An official source told PTI that there is some defect in the petition and the judicial branch of the the apex court registry is working with the advocate-on-record who has filed the petition to cure the defect.
We will take recourse as per law: Shiv Sena's lawyer
Rajesh Inamdar, Shiv Sena's lawyer: About the President's Rule, whatever information I'm getting it's through the news channels. Let's have a legal discussion on this&accordingly if there is a necessity of filing a petition we will take a legal recourse as per law. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/SmM08qUECj— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
President's Rule better option, says Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Spokesperson
Shortly after President's Rule was imposed in Maharashtra, a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Spokesperson said, "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."
Will have to see the prayers, contents, grounds first: Maharashtra govt's lawyer on Sena's petition
Nishant Katnekar, Maharashtra govt's lawyer: I will have to receive a copy of the petition, then I will have to see the prayers, contents, grounds and thereafter appropriate steps will be taken. https://t.co/IM5EQPIu8u— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
President's rule now imposed in Maharashtra after Ram Nath Kovind gives assent: Reports
Senior Congress leaders arrive in Mumbai for meeting with Sharad Pawar
Maharashtra: Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal arrive in Mumbai, to meet Nationalist* Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar https://t.co/xcpXcRk96i pic.twitter.com/VMGr3m4znj— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
Governor should have waited till 8.30 pm before sending report to Centre: Sanjay Nirupam
Imposition of President Rule in Maharashtra was decided long ago.But Hon Governer should have waited till 8.30 tonight before sending report to Centre. Bcoz he only had fixed this deadline with NCP as last option to form govt.— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) November 12, 2019
Prima facie it looks illegal & unconstitutional now.
Ex facie violation of Article 14 and Article 21, says The Free Press Journal's Neeta Kolhatkar
The impugned actions/decisions of the Hon’ble Governor is violative of Article 14 and Article 21 of the Constitution— 塔妮 (@neetakolhatkar) November 12, 2019
Guv for almost 18 days did not take any action in inviting any political party to form the Government, but on 09.11.2019 the Hon’ble Governor invited the BJP to indicate its willingness to form the Government while giving it 48 hours to prove that it has the requisite majority.— 塔妮 (@neetakolhatkar) November 12, 2019
i.The Petitioners are given to understand that Respondent Nos. 3 and 4 herein are principally willingly to support the Petitioners in forming the government in the State of Maharashtra.— 塔妮 (@neetakolhatkar) November 12, 2019
Governor Koshiyari has committed 'grave travesty of democracy: Congress' Randeep Singh Surjewala questions 'arbitrary allotment of time'
Governor Koshiyari has committed a grave travesty of the democracy & made a mockery of the Constitutional process in reccomending President’s Rule in Maharashtra.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 12, 2019
Four grave violations of the Constitutional Scheme, as expressed in SR Bommai judgment, stand out.
2/3— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 12, 2019
In absence of any single party having majority In Maharashtra, Gov should have called;
1. Single largest pre poll alliance i.e BJP-Shiv Sena together;
2. Second largest post poll alliance i.e Congress-NCP;
➡️ See Option 3 &4 pic.twitter.com/hIg61A7hXk
3/3— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 12, 2019
3. In case Gov called individual parties, why did he not call INC?
And above all;
4. Why the completely arbitrary allotment of time? 48 hours to BJP, 24 hrs to Sena & not even 24 hours to NCP, before the Presidents Rule
This is unashamedly dishonest & politically motivated pic.twitter.com/G0JK234HPg
BJP MLAs to hold meeting on November 14 at 7 pm
A meeting of all BJP MLA's and MLC's under presidentship of Chandrakant Patil and in presence of Devendra Fadnavis is to be held in Vasant Smruti in Dadar on November 14 at 7 pm.
Sena files petition before SC challenging Governor's decision to not extend time given to them
The Shiv Sena today filed a petition in Supreme Court challenging the Maharashtra Governor's decision to not extend the time given to the party to prove their ability to form the government.
Advocate Sunil Fernandez has filed the plea for Shiv Sena.
Senior Congress leaders to meet Sharad Pawar in Mumbai at 5 pm; decision to be taken afterwards: NCP leader Nawab Malik
Nawab Malik, NCP: The party believes that it is not possible to form an alternative govt without the coming together of the three parties (Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena). If the three don't come together, there cannot be a stable govt in Maharashtra.— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
No issue of us being late, decision will be taken together with NCP: Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde
Sushil Kr Shinde, Congress: There's no issue of Congress being late, we've been alert since beginning. We had asked them (NCP) if they've sent a letter(to Governor). Things will have to be done simultaneously, they're our partner. Whatever decision is taken,it'll be done together pic.twitter.com/4g9eFHXxLy— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
Sena may approach SC if President's rule is imposed
The Shiv Sena may approach the Supreme Court if the Maharashtra Governor imposes President's rule in the state. Uddhav Thackeray has reportedly talked to Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel over the issue.
Governor has recommended President's rule say sources
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has reportedly recommended President’s Rule in Maharashtra.
Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Singha criticised the reports, calling the Government of Maharashtra an "agent of the centre" while Congress leader Sanjay Jha said that the "Governor's decision will be challenged in the courts".
"How can the honourable governor recommend President rule till the time given to NCP doesn’t lapse?" Priyanka Chaturvedi of the Shiv Sena asked.
Governor Maharashtra has truly acted as the 'agent' of the centre in recommending President's rule in the state. The three parties shd now come out vehementally, reconcile their differences and form a govt.— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) November 12, 2019
Hoshiyari much! The Governor's decision will be challenged in the courts.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) November 12, 2019
'If Congress-NCP support Shiv Sena, people will know who was cutting whose votes': Asaduddin Owaisi
Asaduddin Owaisi,AIMIM on being asked,"if there is a scenario of NCP Chief Minister (in Maharashtra) then what will be your party's stand": Pehle nikaah hoga, uske baad sochenge ki beta hoga ya beti hogi. Abhi toh nikaah hi nahi hua. Nothing to consider. Yeh sab khel ho raha hai. https://t.co/CEzPzriyOR— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
Photo of Sanjay Raut in Lilavati Hospital goes viral
Photo of Sanjay Raut who was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after undergoing angioplasty. Read more.
Sonia Gandhi spoke to Sharad Pawar this morning: KC Venugopal
Congress general secretary KC Venugopal says Sonia Gandhi, the party president, spoke to NCP chief Sharad Pawar in the morning, and deputed him, Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge for holding discussions with Pawar.
Hon'ble Congress President Smt.Sonia Gandhi spoke to Shri.Sharad Pawar today morning and deputed Shri.Ahamed Patel, Shri.Mallikarjun Kharge and myself for holding further discussions with Shri.Pawar.— K C Venugopal (@kcvenugopalmp) November 12, 2019
We three are going to Mumbai now and will meet Shri.Pawar at the earliest.
BJP leaders Ashish Shelar, Harshvardhan Patil meet Sanjay Raut at Lilavati hospital
BJP leaders Ashish Shelar and Harshvardhan Patil today visited Shivsena leader Sanjay Raut who is admitted in Lilavati.
BJP leaders Ashish Shelar and Harshvardhan Patil today visited Shivsena leader Sanjay Raut who is admitted in Lilavati.— Kanchan Srivastava (@Ms_Aflatoon) November 12, 2019
Raut ji ne Kaun sa Sher sunaya hoga inhe 😊 pic.twitter.com/b3277mKiud
NCP demands 2.5 years of Chief Ministership, sources
The CWC meet is taking place in Delhi. MLAs here are waiting for the seniors to come and tell them about the decision of the high command (Sonia Gandhi). Sources say that the 50-50 funda that was major road block for BJP-Shiv Sena continues for NCP-Sena. NCP wants 2.5 year CM.
(Inputs from Sangeeta Pranvedra)
Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel to meet NCP leaders in Mumbai today
Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ahmed Patel to meet NCP leaders in Mumbai, later today.
Uddhav Thackeray arrives to meet Sanjay Raut at Lilawati hospital
Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray arrives to meet party leader Sanjay Raut at Lilawati hospital today. Raut was admitted to hospital yesterday after he complained of chest pain.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray arrives to meet party leader Sanjay Raut at Lilawati hospital today. Raut was admitted to hospital yesterday after he complained of chest pain. pic.twitter.com/DtAJZskDsc— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
Prithviraj Chavan, Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat to meet Sonia Gandhi in Delhi
Avinash Pande, Prithviraj Chavan, Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat have gone to Delhi to meet Sonia Gandhi. They will reach at the resort in the afternoon. Development expected then.
(With inputs from Sangeeta Pranvendra)
We will succeed, says Sanjay Raut after setback over government formation
Even as the Shiv Sena failed to muster numbers to stake claim for government formation in Maharashtra, its ailing leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday quoted lines of legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan to reaffirm his party's resolve to succeed and not give up. Raut, who on Monday underwent angioplasty at a hospital here, tweeted two lines from Bachchan's famous poem: "Lehron se dar kar nauka paar nahi hoti, himmat karne waalon ki kabhi haar nahi hoti" (the boat that qualms the waves never gets across, those who dare do not lose). The Rajya Sabha member further tweeted, "Hum honge kamyaab, zaroor honge" (we would succeed, definitely).
"लहरों से डर कर नौका पार नहीं होती,— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) November 12, 2019
कोशीश करने वालों की कभी हार नही होती ।'
हम होंगे कामयाब..
Who says there is a meeting? Sharad Pawar on NCP-Congress meet
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar on being asked if there is a meeting scheduled today between Congress and NCP: Who says there is a meeting? I don't know.
Sharad Pawar to meet Sanjay Raut at Lilawati hospital
Mumbai: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar to meet Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut at Lilawati hospital today. Raut was admitted to hospital yesterday after he complained of chest pain.
President accepts resignation of Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant
President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Union Minister of Heavy Industries& Public Enterprises Arvind Sawant(Shiv Sena MP). I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar has been assigned additional charge of Sawant's ministry.
Waiting for Congress response, we can't decide on it alone, says Ajit Pawar
Ajit Pawar,NCP: Whatever decision will be taken will be taken collectively, so we were waiting for Congress response yesterday but it didn't come, we can't decide on it alone. There is no misunderstanding,we contested together and are together.
Ajit Pawar,NCP: Whatever decision will be taken will be taken collectively, so we were waiting for Congress response yesterday but it didn't come, we can't decide on it alone. There is no misunderstanding,we contested together and are together. #MaharashtraGovtFormation pic.twitter.com/KCkIJYFMpJ— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
Process is still underway, but end result will be positive, says Congress leader
Kagda Chandya Padvi,Congress leader from Maharashtra: Process is still underway,but end result will be positive. Personally I think the three(Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP) parties will form the Govt and a Shiv Sena leader will be the CM.
Kagda Chandya Padvi,Congress leader from Maharashtra: Process is still underway,but end result will be positive. Personally I think the three(Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP) parties will form the Govt and a Shiv Sena leader will be the CM. pic.twitter.com/ty7WSwvSHn— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
BJP is hopeful Shiv Sena may still join on rebound
The BJP is still keeping its fingers crossed that the Shiv Sena may return to the fold on the rebound. This can happen any time after a brief spell of President’s rule; during this period the state will stay in a state of suspended animation. Read more.
Shiv Sena may move Bombay High Court
The ongoing impasse over formation of Maharashtra government may reach the Bombay High Court. The Shiv Sena, which failed to meet the 24-hour deadline set by Governor Bhagatsingh Kosh-yari, may move court and make out a case that it can cobble together a viable coalition. Read more.
Governor going by the book, trying to exhaust all options
The Governor of Maharashtra has adopted the constitutional path to negate horse-trading in run-up to the government formation in the state, claim Constitution experts. Read more.
Shiv Sena’s nativism to get boost with new coalition
The Shiv Sena’s impending break with the BJP and likely dalliance with the Congress and NCP, may pave the way for the Sena to sharpen its focus on linguistic politics in future. Read more.
Now, will Shiv Sena back NCP-Congress to form government?
The game is not over yet. Shiv Sena, which was all set to form the government with the support of NCP and Congress, could not submit the letters of support from these two parties to the Governor. Read more.
BJP to adopt a policy of 'wait and watch', says Sudhir Mungantiwar
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to adopt a stance of "wait and watch" amidst the political crisis in Maharashtra. The party held its core group meeting on Monday to discuss the political situation. "The BJP core team meeting has concluded. The political situation in the state was discussed in the meeting. On its basis, BJP is taking the stand of 'wait and watch'," said senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar on Monday told ANI.
NCP, Congress will meet today to decide about Shiv Sena, says Ajit Pawar
On the other hand, senior leaders of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress will meet on Tuesday to mull on the prospects of forming a non-BJP government in the state with the Shiv Sena. "NCP and Congress will have a meeting tomorrow (November 12) to decide about Shiv Sena, many senior leaders from both the parties will be present in tomorrow's meeting," said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Monday.
NCP will discuss with Congress and get back to governor by 8:30 pm: Jayant Patil
State unit NCP president Jayant Patil said the party will discuss the issue with Congress and get back to the governor by 8:30 pm on Tuesday. "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.
Congress core group to meet today over political situation in Maharashtra
Congress core group meeting will be held on Tuesday at interim party president Sonia Gandhi's residence over the political situation in Maharashtra.
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