Maha govt formation: 
SC to hear Shiv Sena’s plea at 10:30 am on Wednesday

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."

Supreme Court to hear Shiv Sena’s plea at 10:30am tomorrow.

Nitesh Rane who switched to the BJP before the elections, tweeted, "Ab ayega maza," amidst the current political fiasco.

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

Congress and NCP leaders

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

Kapil Sibal to represent Shiv Sena before SC

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

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."

Also read: Go, Gone: How Maha Governor moved to impose President's rule in hot haste

Will have to see the prayers, contents, grounds first: Maharashtra govt's lawyer on Sena's petition

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

Governor should have waited till 8.30 pm before sending report to Centre: Sanjay Nirupam

Ex facie violation of Article 14 and Article 21, says The Free Press Journal's Neeta Kolhatkar

Governor Koshiyari has committed 'grave travesty of democracy: Congress' Randeep Singh Surjewala questions 'arbitrary allotment of time'

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.

Governor of Maharashtra submits report recommending President's Rule

Senior Congress leaders to meet Sharad Pawar in Mumbai at 5 pm; decision to be taken afterwards: NCP leader Nawab Malik

NCP core committee meeting underway

No issue of us being late, decision will be taken together with NCP: Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde

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.

'If Congress-NCP support Shiv Sena, people will know who was cutting whose votes': Asaduddin Owaisi

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.

Maha govt formation: 
SC to hear Shiv Sena’s plea at 10:30 am on Wednesday

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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