He is addressing the party workers. A huge crowd has gathered to greet him. He assured party workers that his govt will remain strong for next 5 years.
Nine NCP legislators today flew to Delhi, having departed around 2:30 pm.
They are presently housed at Andheri East's, Lalit hotel, reports The Free Press Journal's Pratip Acharya. The Sena high command has requested security for the MLAs till November 30.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: Mumbai is the financial capital of India and Maharashtra is a big state. It was a conspiracy (by NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress) to control Mumbai through the backdoor. https://t.co/74D2yK5nDc— ANI (@ANI) November 23, 2019
Uddhav Thackeray: Earlier EVM khel was going on and now this is new khel. From here onwards I don't think elections are even needed. Everyone knows what Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj did when betrayed and attacked from the back.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar: Action against Ajit Pawar will be taken as per the procedure.
The NCP has not expelled his nephew Ajit Pawar from the NCP so far. A decision on it is likely to be taken at the NCP's meeting at 4.30pm.
NCP MLA Rajendra Shingane said, "Ajit Pawar had called me to discuss something and from there I was taken with other MLAs to Raj Bhavan. Before we could understand oath ceremony was complete. I rushed to Pawar Sahab and told him I am with Sharad Pawar and NCP."
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar: Ajit Pawar's decision is against the party line and is indiscipline. No NCP leader or worker is in favour of an NCP-BJP government.
Sharad Pawar, NCP Chief at NCP-Shiv Sena press conference in Mumbai: All the MLAs who are going must know that there is an anti defection law and the possibility of them losing their assembly membership is high.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar: Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP leaders came together to form Government.We had the numbers. We had our official numbers- 44, 56 and 54 MLAs with us who had supported the govt. Several independent were also with us and we had numbers around 170.
Maharashtra: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to address the media at party's state office in Mumbai at 2.30 pm today.
Mumbai: Slogans raised in support of Sharad Pawar and against Ajit Pawar by a group of NCP workers outside YB Chavan Centre where Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena will address the media shortly.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi: Shiv Sena's culture in Maharashtra is same as RJD's in Bihar. Like there are ruffians & goons in RJD, it is the same in Shiv Sena. No government can run for long with a party like Shiv Sena, people in Nationalist Congress Party knew this.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar to parade MLAs at the press conference: NCP Sources
Sanjay Nirupam: People would be thinking I will be happy by today's developments,but I am actually very sad. Congress has been unnecessarily defamed in this and thinking of alliance with Shiv Sena was a mistake. I appeal to Sonia ji to at first dissolve Congress Working Committee
Nawab Malik, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP): We had taken signatures from MLAs for attendance, it was misused as a basis for the oath.
Supriya Sule, Senior NCP leader and daughter of Sharad Pawar's latest Whatsapp status,her office confirms statement as well.
Mumbai: Sharad Pawar has called a meeting of all NCP MLAs at 4.30 pm today
'Illegal and evil manoeuvres take place in the secrecy of midnight, Such was the shame that they had to do the swearing in hiding, This illegitimate formation will self destruct,' tweeted Ahmed Patel.
Illegal and evil manoeuvres take place in the secrecy of midnight— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) November 23, 2019
Such was the shame that they had to do the swearing in hiding
This illegitimate formation will self destruct
Chandrakant Patil, Maharashtra BJP President: Voters had voted for BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and we got 161 MLAs, but Shiv Sena betrayed the mandate. Since the first press conference they had started talking about alternatives. Sanjay Raut should now at least keep silent. He has ruined Shiv Sena.
Girish Mahajan,BJP: We will prove our majority with support of over 170 MLAs. Ajit Pawar has given a letter to Governor about support of his MLAs and as he is legislative party leader of NCP, which means all NCP MLAs have supported us. Verbal diarrhoea will be the right phrase to use for him (Sanjay Raut). Even many Shiv Sena MLAs are frustrated with him and they may also think of going with us.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray to address the media at 12.30 pm today.
An urgent meeting has been called by Congress at party office in Mumbai. Senior party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal to be present.
BJP Working President, JP Nadda in Ahmedabad: I congratulate the people of Maharashtra, a stable government under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis ji has been formed. It is a sign of a mature democracy.
Sanjay Raut,Shiv Sena: Kal 9 baje tak ye mahashaye(Ajit Pawar) hamare saath baithe the, achanak se ghayab ho gaye baad mein, vo nazar se nazar mila kar baat nahi kar rahe the, us se hume shaq bhi hua tha. Uddhav Thackeray ji and Sharad Pawar ji are in touch and will meet also today, they might also address the media together. But fact is that Ajit Pawar and the MLAs supporting him have insulted Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Maharashtra.
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: Sharad Pawar saheb has nothing to do with this, Ajit Pawar has backstabbed the people of Maharashtra
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.
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).— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) November 23, 2019
We place on record that we do not support or endorse this decision of his.
The BJP-NCP government took charge in Maharashtra on Saturday after the President's rule, imposed in the state a fortnight ago, was revoked at 5.47 am.
Sources: Ajit Pawar is the leader of Parliamentary board of NCP and no decision of NCP is taken without Sharad Pawar’s assent.
श्री @Dev_Fadnavis जी को महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्री और श्री @AjitPawarSpeaks को प्रदेश के उपमुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ लेने पर हार्दिक बधाई।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 23, 2019
मुझे विश्वास है कि यह सरकार महाराष्ट्र के विकास और कल्याण के प्रति निरंतर कटिबद्ध रहेगी और प्रदेश में प्रगति के नये मापदंड स्थापित करेगी।
Sources: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar was part of discussions for Devendra Fadnavis led Maharashtra Govt formation, he had given his assent to Ajit Pawar.
PM Modi: Congratulations to Devendra Fadnavis ji and Ajit Pawar ji on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra respectively. I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.
NCP's Ajit Pawar takes oath as Deputy CM,oath was administered by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan
Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister again, oath administered by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan
Amid negotiations between Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP to form government in Maharashtra, Union Minister and Republican Party of India (A) chief Ramdas Athawale on Friday stated that their government will not last long. "If Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP have 154 seats in total then they have the right to form government in Maharashtra. Congress party is not getting the Chief Minister's post from what I have heard. Shiv Sena and NCP are getting the post for 2.5 years each," Athawale told ANI here.
Irrespective of whose government is formed in Maharashtra, we will get the work done in the interest of farmers, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. "Whosoever forms the government, work will be carried out in a good manner. Irrespective of whose government comes to power in Maharashtra, we will get the work done in farmers' interest. Farmers are more important...who is part of the government is insignificant," the minister said.
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