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Published on: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:22 PM IST

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In what can be termed as a surprising development, Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday took oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister for the second consecutive term while NCP's Ajit Pawar took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of the state. This comes after Sharad Pawar had said yesterday the new government in Maharashtra will be led by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
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23 November 2019 09:22 PM IST

NCP MLAs being shifted to Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai

23 November 2019 09:22 PM IST

Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena request SC for an urgent direction for a Floor Test to be held tomorrow itself.

23 November 2019 09:22 PM IST

'Our 44 MLAs are intact', says Congress leader KC Venugopal. Maharashtra Governor has bypassed all norms and regulations. Without any verification, he invited BJP to form govt. We have moved Supreme Court, he added.

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23 November 2019 09:22 PM IST

Confident of Sena-NCP-Cong govt formation, will defeat BJP and Ajit Pawar in floor test, says Nawab Malik.

23 November 2019 09:22 PM IST

NCP MLAs moved to Hotel Radisson in Powai, will stay there till 30 Nov

23 November 2019 09:22 PM IST

Shiv Sena moves SC seeking floor test within 24 hours to avoid horse-trading. 

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23 November 2019 08:44 PM IST

Jayant Patil replaces Ajit Pawar as NCP legislative party leader. 

23 November 2019 08:44 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar should resign immediately, says Ashok Chavan. He also claims that Ajit Pawar misled other NCP MLAs and took them for taking the oath. 

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

Ajit Pawar removed as NCP legislative party leader

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23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

50 NCP MLAs present in meeting with Sharad Pawar. Ajit Pawar and 4 MLAs are expected to come shortly. 

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

Shiv Sena's Pandurang Warora files police complaint over 'missing' NCP MLA Daulat Daroda

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

Sanjay Bansode brought by Eknath Shinde & Milind Narvekar to YB Chavan Centre. "I was always with Sharad Pawar," Bansode claims.

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

42 NCP MLAs present in the meeting with NCP Chief Sharad Pawar at YB Chavan Centre. 

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

Sena-NCP-Congress knock on SC doors after Fadnavis swears in

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray leaves from Lalit Hotel after meeting with Shiv Sena MLAs

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

Any more good news after Dhananjay Munde's return, Supriya Sule says 'inshallah'

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Dhananjay Munde arrives at YV Chavan Centre for NCP meeting.

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

"Ab to lagta hai ki, jiska Governor uski Sarkar," says SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav. 

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

Ajit Pawar holds a meeting with Sunil Tatkare, Dilip Walse Patil and Hasan Mushrif. 

23 November 2019 08:01 PM IST

NCP legislators Dilip Bankar and Manikrao Kokate said that it was because of Ajit Pawar that they went to Rajbhavan but didn't have any clue of the oath taking ceremony. They are in support of Sharad Pawar. 

23 November 2019 04:28 PM IST

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis arrives at state BJP office.

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.

23 November 2019 04:01 PM IST

Nine NCP legislators fly to Delhi

Nine NCP legislators today flew to Delhi, having departed around 2:30 pm.

23 November 2019 04:01 PM IST

BJP is using police to pick up MLAs allege NCP members

23 November 2019 04:01 PM IST

Shiv Sena MLAs to be moved to a safer zone

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.

23 November 2019 04:01 PM IST

After levelling coruption allegations, BJP purified Ajit Pawar with 'Ganga jal' overnight: Ghulam Ahmad Mir

23 November 2019 04:01 PM IST

It was a conspiracy by NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress to control Mumbai: Ravi Shankar Prasad

23 November 2019 04:28 PM IST

Congress is planning to move its MLAs out of Maharashtra. They will be moved to Bhopal. 

23 November 2019 03:15 PM IST

I had earlier said anything can happen in cricket and politics, now you can understand what I meant, says Nitin Gadkari. 

23 November 2019 02:11 PM IST

NCP chief Sharad Pawar should consider joining NDA. He may get some good portfolio at the Centre, said Union minister Ramdas Athawale.

23 November 2019 02:11 PM IST

Today was a black spot in the history of Maharashtra. Everything was done in a hushed manner and early morning. Something is wrong somewhere. Nothing can be more shameful than this, says Ahmed Patel. "We will fight this on both fronts, political and legal," he added. 

23 November 2019 02:11 PM IST

Ajit Pawar has been blackmailed, it will be exposed who is behind this, claims Sanjay Raut. 

23 November 2019 02:11 PM IST

5 of the 8 MLAs who had gone with Ajit Pawar have come back. They were lied to, put in a car, and sort of kidnapped, says Sanjay Raut. 

23 November 2019 02:11 PM IST

Two more NCP MLAs Sandip Kshirsagar and Sunil Bhusara also allege that they were unknowingly taken to the oath ceremony and that now they have come back and expressed support to Sharad Pawar.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Earlier EVM khel was going on and now this is new khel, says Uddhav Thackeray

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Action against Ajit Pawar will be taken as per procedure, says Sharad Pawar

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar: Action against Ajit Pawar will be taken as per the procedure.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Ajit Pawar not expelled yet

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Ajit Pawar called us saying there is something important: NCP MLA

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."

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Ajit Pawar's decision is against the party line and is indiscipline: Sharad Pawar

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

All the MLAs who are going must know that there is an anti defection law: Sharad Pawar

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Congress, Shiv Sena, NCP leaders came together to form Government, says Sharad Pawar

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

BJP to address media at 2.30 pm in Mumbai

Maharashtra: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to address the media at party's state office in Mumbai at 2.30 pm today.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Slogans raised in support of Sharad Pawar and against Ajit Pawar by a group of NCP workers

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Shiv Sena's culture in Maharashtra is same as RJD's in Bihar, says Sushil Modi

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Sharad Pawar to parade MLAs at the press conference: NCP Sources

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to parade MLAs at the press conference: NCP Sources

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

I am very sad, Congress has been unnecessarily defamed in this, says Sanjay Nirupam

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

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

We had taken signatures from MLAs for attendance, it was misused as a basis for the oath, says Nawab Malik

Nawab Malik, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP): We had taken signatures from MLAs for attendance, it was misused as a basis for the oath.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

'Party and family split': Supriya Sule after Ajit Pawar takes oath as Deputy Chief Minister

Supriya Sule, Senior NCP leader and daughter of Sharad Pawar's latest Whatsapp status,her office confirms statement as well.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Sharad Pawar calls for a meeting of all NCP MLAs at 4.30 pm

Mumbai: Sharad Pawar has called a meeting of all NCP MLAs at 4.30 pm today

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

'Illegal and evil manoeuvres take place in the secrecy of midnight', tweets Ahmed Patel

'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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Sanjay Raut has ruined Shiv Sena, says Chandrakant Patil

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Verbal diarrhoea will be the right phrase to use for Sanjay Raut, says Girish Mahajan

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray to address media at 12.30 pm

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray to address the media at 12.30 pm today.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Urgent meeting has been called by Congress in Mumbai

An urgent meeting has been called by Congress at party office in Mumbai. Senior party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal to be present.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

I congratulate the people of Maharashtra, a stable government under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis has been formed: JP Nadda

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar are in touch and will meet also today, says Sanjay Raut

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Sharad Pawar has nothing to do with this, Ajit Pawar has backstabbed, says Sanjay Raut

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: Sharad Pawar saheb has nothing to do with this, Ajit Pawar has backstabbed the people of Maharashtra

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Ajit Pawar's decision to support BJP is his personal decision: Sharad Pawar

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Prez rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5.47 am

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Ajit Pawar is leader of Parliamentary board of NCP, no decision of NCP is taken without Sharad Pawar’s assent: Sources

Sources: Ajit Pawar is the leader of Parliamentary board of NCP and no decision of NCP is taken without Sharad Pawar’s assent.

(Source: ANI)

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Heartiest congratulations to Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar: Amit Shah

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Sharad Pawar was part of discussions for Devendra Fadnavis led Maharashtra Govt formation

Sources: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar was part of discussions for Devendra Fadnavis led Maharashtra Govt formation, he had given his assent to Ajit Pawar.

(Source: ANI)

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Congratulations to Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar on taking oath as CM, Dy CM, says PM Modi

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.

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

NCP's Ajit Pawar takes oath as Deputy CM

NCP's Ajit Pawar takes oath as Deputy CM,oath was administered by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan

23 November 2019 01:06 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister

Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister again, oath administered by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan

23 November 2019 07:30 AM IST

Congress-Shiv Sena-NCP govt won't last for long, says Ramdas Athawale

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.

23 November 2019 07:30 AM IST

Whoever forms govt, we will get farmers' work done: Gadkari

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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