Maha Govt Formation Updates: 'Won't do anything that'll benefit BJP' pledge assembled MLAs at Hyatt
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Have given a letter showing support of SP for Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance: Abu Azmi

Jo torh-forh ka prayas karega hum uski mundi torh denge: Abdul Sattar

BJP still has a chance to save its honour: NCP's Nawab Malik

Identification parade is done in case of accused persons, not in case of elected MLAs: BJP's Ashish Shelar

I am confident that in the floor test, all these 162 MLAs will vote against the present government of Maharashtra: Jayant Patil, NCP

Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs take oath at joint 'parade' not to fall prey to any inducements by BJP

The one who is suspended from party cannot give any orders: Sharad Pawar

We are united, we are strong, we are 162, tweets Congress

Our fight is not just for power, our fight is for 'Satyamev Jayate.' The more you try to break us, the more we will unite: Uddhav Thackeray 

We are more than 162, we all will be a part of the govt: Congress leader Ashok Chavan addresses the assembled MLAs

"I thank Sonia Gandhi who allowed for this alliance to stop BJP. The Governor should invite us to form the government," he added.

An oath will be taken here: NCP leader Jitendra Awhad tells MLAs

'Long live Maha Vikas Aghadi' slogans raised by assembled MLAs at Hotel Grand Hyatt

Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray arrive at Hotel Grand Hyatt

Watch: Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs assemble at Hotel Grand Hyatt

Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs assemble at Hotel Grand Hyatt

All Shiv Sena MLAs reach Grand Hyatt

Sena mouthpiece, Saamana reported that all Shiv Sena MLAs have reached Grand Hyatt.

Preparations underway at Hotel Grand Hyatt where MLAs from Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress will assemble shortly

162 MLAs to take oath at Hyatt to 'stay together'

A replica of Constitution of India has been placed at the hotel, reports The Free Press Journal's Neeta Kolhatkar.

Cameras won't be allowed at the time of the pledge and parade of MLAs.

CM Fadnavis sanctions another Rs 5380 crore from Maharashtra Contingency Fund to give relief to unseasonal rain affected farmers

NCP's Sharad Pawar and Supriya Sule arrive at Grand Hyatt Hotel

Sanjay Raut asks Governor to 'come and watch our 162 together for the first time'

Raut's allegations are false, soon he will have to be sent to a mental hospital, says BJP's Raosaheb Patil Danve

Democracy will win, BJP-Ajit Pawar will get a befitting reply within the floor test: Randeep Singh Surjewala

'Contract Killing of honesty and accountability in Maharashtra': Randeep Singh Surjewala hits out at BJP, Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar gets clean chit in nine irrigation scams from anti corruption bureau: Reports

The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) today gave Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar the clean chit in nine irrigation scams.

Reportedly, out of 3,000 cases irrigation cases, of which Pawar stands accused in 20, he has been given a clean chit in nine cases.

According to ANI, sources in the Maharashtra ACB said that the cases that were closed today were conditional and could be reopened if more information came to light or if the courts order further inquiry.

According to these sources, the the list of cases being circulated on social media, none of the cases belong to alleged irrigation corruption case against Pawar.

"We are investigating around 3000 tenders in irrigation related complaints. These are routine inquiries which are closed and all ongoing investigations are continuing as they were earlier. None of the cases that were closed today are related to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar," the sources clarified.

We had discussions with Ajit Pawar once, hoping for another meeting with him soon: NCP's Jayant Patil

After continued uproar over Maharashtra Govt Formation, Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:00 PM tomorrow.

CM Fadnavis signs first cheque of his current tenure

Previously 'missing' NCP MLA, Anil Patil, brought back to Mumbai, says wants to stay with Sharad Pawar

Protests against BJP-led govt formation in Maha turn violent

Shiv Sena MLAs shifted to Hotel Lemon Tree from Lalit Hotel

Mumbai: Shiv Sena MLAs have been brought to Hotel Lemon Tree, from Lalit Hotel where they were earlier lodged.

CM Devendra Fadnavis takes charge

Chief Minister's Office, Maharashtra: CM Devendra Fadnavis’ first signature of this tenure was done on a CM Relief Fund cheque, on reaching Mantralaya, which was handed over to Kusum Vengurlekar by the Chief Minister.

We've given letter of support of 162 MLAs to Guv, says Eknath Shinde

Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena: We've given the letter of support of 162 MLAs to Guv. In democracy,only the majority number holds importance. We want that the minority govt formed on 23rd Nov,should resign as they can't prove majority.Those with the majority should be given opportunity

It has to be decided by the party, says Sharad Pawar on Ajit Pawar's expulsion

NCP chief Sharad Pawar: It is a fact that BJP didn't have the majority and that is why they had not formed the government, they had even written to the Governor initially that they don't have the majority and hence will not form the government. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, when asked if Ajit Pawar will be expelled from party: This is not something for which a single individual takes a decision, it has to be decided by the party when the matter comes before it.

We are in a position to bring 162 MLAs before Maharashtra Governor at any given time, says Jayant Patil

Jayant Patil, NCP: Today morning at 10 am, Shinde ji, Thorat ji, Chavan ji, Vinayak Raut ji, Azmi ji, KC Padvi and I - on behalf of NCP, gave a letter to Governor showing strength of 162 MLAs. The current government in Maharashtra has been formed on the basis of false papers and documents. We are in a position to bring 162 MLAs before Maharashtra Governor at any given time.

BJP has violated the constitution, says Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor

BJP has violated the constitution, that's why we are protesting today and the protest will be carried out through the day, says Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor.

(Inputs from Nimish Kumar)

BJP has played with the constitution, we should get justice, says Ahmed Patel

The BJP has played with the constitution, we should get justice, says Ahmed Patel.

(Inputs from Nimish Kumar)

SC to announce decision on NCP-Cong-Sena plea tomorrow at 10:30 am

NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena petition: Supreme Court reserves order for tomorrow 10.30 am.

Floor test should be conducted in 24 hrs, says Kapil Sibal

Abhishek Manu Singhvi representing NCP & Congress: When both the groups are open for Floor Test, why should there be a delay? Does a single NCP MLA here say we will join the BJP alliance? Is there a single covering letter saying this. This was the fraud committed on democracy. What BJP alliance has shown to Court are signatures of 54 NCP MLAs electing Ajit Pawar as legislative party leader.They weren't signed support for joining BJP alliance to form govt.NCP support to Ajit Pawar was w/o any covering letter. How can Guv turn a blind eye to this. I'm happy to lose floor test today, but they (BJP alliance) don’t want floor test. He placed on record, affidavits signed by 154 MLAs showing their support, SC refused to accept it saying it can't now expand scope of petition.He withdrew the affidavits.

NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena joint petition in Supreme Court: Kapil Sibal, appearing for Shiv Sena asks, what was the national emergency that President rule was revoked at 5.17 and swearing in was at 8 am? President rule was revoked at 5.17 am that means everything happened before 5.17. Floor test should be conducted in 24 hrs.Senior member of House should conduct it with videography & single ballot. It is in cover of night that for some, new opportunities come knocking, let floor test be conducted in full light

Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena submit letter at Raj Bhawan staking claim to form government

Letter by Congress-NCP -Shiv Sena given at Raj Bhawan staking claim to form government, saying that the present govt doesn't have the numbers.

Solicitor General to SC:  Grant us 2-3 days' time and let us file a reply

NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena petition in Supreme Court: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, for Maharashtra Governor, says - Grant us 2-3 days' time and let us file a reply. The Governor has in absolute discretion invited the largest party on November 23.

Justice Sanjiv Khanna says, while citing the past judgement of the court in similar cases, floor test was done in 24 hours in most of the cases, in some - 48 hours.

Sonia Gandhi leads protest in Parliament premises over Maharashtra government formation issue

Delhi: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi leads party's protest in Parliament premises over Maharashtra government formation issue.

SG to Supreme Court: Devendra Fadnavis has support of 170 MLAs

Tushar Mehta for Guv says, Ajit Pawar's Nov 22 letter to Guv reads that he needs a stable govt & Pres rule can't go on indefinitely; letter says BJP had earlier asked Ajit Pawar to join them to form govt but at that time he had declined due to insufficient support from NCP MLAs.

NCP-INC-Shiv Sena petition: Solicitor General to Supreme Court - Present position is, Guv has invited the majority alliance in the House to form govt. Devendra Fadnavis staked claim following the letter of Ajit Pawar along with letters of support of 11 independent & other MLAs.

NCP-INC-Shiv Sena petition in SC: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to Supreme Court - The Governor then wrote to the President and requested for revocation of the President's Rule; Governor in his wisdom invited leader of the largest party. Devendra Fadnavis has support of 170 MLAs

SG says the letter by Ajit Pawar to Governor stated that he had support of entire 54 MLAs

SG adds that the letter by Ajit Pawar to Governor stated that he had support of entire 54 MLAs of NCP and that he had mentioned that he was the legislative party chief of NCP.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for Centre submits letters of Maha Governor and CM Devendra Fadnavis in SC.

Leaders of Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena arrive at the Raj Bhavan

Leaders of Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena arrive at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

CBI, ED, Income Tax dept and Police carry out 'Operation Kamal': Sanjay Raut

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: There are four people in 'Operation Kamal'; CBI, ED, Income Tax dept and Police carry out 'Operation Kamal'. But it will not yield any result here. If you have the majority then why do you need an 'Operation Kamal'?

We have support of 165 MLAs: Nawab Malik

NCP leader Nawab Malik: We have support of 165 MLAs. 53 NCP MLAs are with us. Ajit Pawar has done a mistake, he should resign. Devendra Fadnavis must realise that he does not have a majority. He should realise that he has made a mistake. If he doesn't resign, we will certainly defeat the government on the floor of the House.

We'll seriously raise issue of Maharashtra: K Suresh

K Suresh, Congress after party's Parliamentary Strategy Group meet: We'll seriously raise issue of Maharashtra. We'll stall proceedings in both Houses. Govt is killing democracy from Arunachal to Goa, now Karnataka&then Maharashtra.We've already discussed with like-minded parties

Shiv Sena leader Anil Desai arrives at Supreme Court

Delhi: Shiv Sena leader Anil Desai arrives at the Supreme Court; SC to continue to hear today the petition jointly filed by the NCP-Congress and Shiv Sena against the formation of BJP-led government in Maharashtra

We'll seriously raise issue of Maharashtra: K Suresh

K Suresh, Congress after party's Parliamentary Strategy Group meet: We'll seriously raise issue of Maharashtra. We'll stall proceedings in both Houses. Govt is killing democracy from Arunachal to Goa, now Karnataka&then Maharashtra.We've already discussed with like-minded parties

Chhagan Bhujbal meets Ajit Pawar

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal reaches Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's residence to talk to him.

NCP MLAs at Hotel Hyatt

Mumbai: NCP MLAs Anil Patil & Daulat Daroda (in yellow shirts), at Hotel Hyatt where other MLAs of the party are lodged. They were brought from Delhi by Sonia Doohan, President of NCP's Nationalist Student Congress & Dheeraj Sharma, President of NCP's Nationalist Youth Congress.

One NCP MLA kept at safe location in Delhi

Out of the 4 MLAs of NCP, who were reportedly missing, Nitin Pawar reached Mumbai y'day & another MLA Narhari Zirwal is currently at a safe location in Delhi. 2 MLAs Anil Patil & Daulat Daroda were brought to Mumbai, by a flight last night, by NCP leaders.

52 MLAs have come back to us, one more is in touch, says Nawab Malik

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik, to ANI: 52 MLAs of the party have come back to us, one more is in touch with us.

2 out of 4 MLAs of NCP who were missing brought back to Mumbai from Delhi

2 out of the 4 MLAs of NCP - Anil Patil (3rd from right in the picture, in yellow shirt) & Daulat Daroda (5th from right in the picture, in yellow shirt), who were reportedly missing, have been brought to Mumbai from Delhi. The 2 MLAs were staying in a hotel in Haryana's Gurugram.

Two parties have been formed: Chhagan Bhujbal

Chhagan Bhujbal, NCP when asked,"what is your view on the Twitter war between Sharad Pawar & Ajit Pawar": Two parties have been formed. Pawar Sahab is also keeping forward his views like him (Ajit Pawar). People will understand what is right and wrong.

Only one or two of our party MLAs are not at Hyatt Hotel, says Chhagan Bhujbal

Chhagan Bhujbal, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP): We are here (Hyatt Hotel) to meet our party MLAs. Only one or two of our party MLAs are not here.

Maharashtra govt formed at night, will cease to be at night: NCP's Jayant Patil

Jayant Patil, NCP on Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar's meeting: A govt that was formed at night,will cease to be at night. Only Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister are there so they are meeting each other. They both will divide all the portfolios among themselves.

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