Anil Desai, Gajanan Kirtikar, Arvind Sawant, Rahul Shewale meet Sonia Gandhi
Delhi: Shiv Sena MPs Anil Desai, Gajanan Kirtikar, Arvind Sawant & Rahul Shewale met Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, earlier today.
Shiv Sena not to take part in Constitution Day program in Parliament today
Shiv Sena will not take part in the Constitution Day program in Parliament today.
Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to pay tribute at Police Memorial
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to pay tribute at Police Memorial at Marine Drive on 11th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack, today.
Supreme Court to pass an order at 10.30 am today
Supreme Court to pass an order at 10.30 am today on the petition jointly filed by the NCP-Congress and Shiv Sena against the formation of BJP-led government in Maharashtra.
NCP has unanimously appointed me as Legislative party leader, Jayant Patil
"NCP has unanimously appointed me as Legislative party leader. Legally the previous appointment has been cancelled. The MLAs will have to follow my whip," Jayant Patil.
Legislature Secretariat has received letter claiming that Jayant Patil is Legislative Party Leader for NCP, says Rajendra Bhagwat
Rajendra Bhagwat, Maharashtra Legislature Secretary: Legislature Secretariat has received a letter claiming that Jayant Patil is the Legislative Party Leader for NCP. But, decision has to be taken by the Speaker. As of today, it has not been decided.
We are confirmed that Ajit Pawar is the leader of NCP on the Floor of the House: Ashish Shelar
BJP leader Ashish Shelar in Mumbai: We are confirmed that Ajit Pawar is the leader of NCP on the Floor of the House, and his whip will hold as leader of legislature party.
Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari pay tribute at Police Memorial
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari pay tribute at Police Memorial at Marine Drive on 11th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack, today. Ajit Pawar absence, from government events has raised eyebrows. Further, the Deputy Chief Minister was absent during the official programme to pay respect at Police Memorial on 11th anniversary of 26/11.
Supreme Court to begin hearing on floor test shortly
Supreme Court to pass order shortly on the petition jointly filed by the NCP-Congress and Shiv Sena against the formation of BJP-led government in Maharashtra.
SC orders Floor Test in the Maharashtra assembly to be held on November 2
Supreme Court orders Floor Test in the Maharashtra assembly to be held on November 2.
Fadnavis Government from taking important policy decisions
Supreme Court orders Floor Test in the Maharashtra assembly to be held on November 27 before 5 pm. The proceedings shall be live telecast.
Kapil Sibal tells SC to restrain Fadnavis Government from taking important policy decisions
Kapil Sibal appearing for Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in Supreme Court, mentioned before the SC to restrain the Devendra Fadnavis Government from taking important policy decisions.
BJP+ vs Cong-Sena-NCP: What numbers are both parties claiming?
A day after the grand parade at Hyatt Hotel where a host of NCP-Cong-Sena MLAs took an oath pledgint their allegiance to the alliance and its respective leaders – Sharad Pawar, Sonia Gandhi and Uddhav Thackeray – both parties are still claiming a majority in Maharashtra.
The Sena-NCP-Cong alliance claims it has a total of 162 MLAS.
Break-up – Sena-NCP-Cong alliance
Sena (56), NCP (50), Cong (44), Ind and smaller parties (12)
Break-up – BJP and NCP alliance
BJP (105), NCP (54), Oth (11)
Total - 170
Sonia Gandhi welcomes SC's order to conduct the floor test tomorrow
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi welcomes Supreme Court's order to conduct the floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow and says that the Maharashtra Progressive Front led by Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP will clear the test.
No secret ballot, Pro-tem Speaker should be appointed to conduct Floor Test: SC
Supreme Court orders Floor Test in the Maharashtra assembly to be held on November 27 before 5 pm. The proceedings shall be live telecast. Supreme Court orders open secret ballot; Pro-tem Speaker should be appointed to conduct Floor Test which should be completed before 5 pm tomorrow (Nov 27).
Opposition parties hold in front of the Ambedkar Statue in Parliament
Delhi: Leaders of Opposition parties, including Congress' Sonia Gandhi, former PM & Congress leader Manmohan Singh and Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant, hold a protest in front of the Ambedkar Statue in Parliament.
Truth has won: Sanjay Raut on SC order
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena on Maharashtra Floor Test tomorrow: Truth has won. The court has given 30 hours, we can prove majority in 30 minutes.
Ajit Pawar meets Devendra Fadnavis
Mumbai: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrives at the residence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Balasaheb Thorat elected Congress Legislative Party leader
Maharashtra Congress President Balasaheb Thorat elected Congress Legislative Party leader
We will prove our majority, says BJP's Rao Saheb Danve
BJP leader Rao Saheb Danve: We will prove our majority. Tonight at 9 pm, all BJP MLAs will meet at Garware Club in Mumbai.
NCP-Sena-Cong MLAs joint meeting at 5 pm today to elect leader, says Nawab Malik
Today 5 pm joint meeting of NCP, SS and INC MLAs to elect leader, says Nawab Malik.
Door of NCP is still open for Ajit Pawar: Jayant Patil
"We are not aware about resignation of Ajit Pawar. If its confirmed I will let you know. But the door for Ajit Pawar is still open NCP," said " Jayant Patil.
Reported by The Free Press Journal's Pratip Acharya.
NCP-Sena-Congress wants Balasaheb Thorat as the speaker of the house in floor test: Jayant Patil
After a joint meeting of Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule and Sanjay Raut. Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jayant Patil informed the leaders of the three parties unanimously want Maharashtra Congress chief, Balasaheb Thorat as the speaker of the house in floor test because of his seniority in Lok Sabha.
Devendra Fadnavis begins addressing the media
He held the press conference soon after Deputy CM Ajit Pawar resigned.
Seeing the ongoing political crisis there is high chance, Devendra Fadnavis may resign as the CM: Nawab Malik
"Uddhav Thackeray will be the next CM of Maharashtra. We have called a meeting at 6 pm where all the three parties will be choosing our leaders," he added.
The hunger for power is such that now Shiv Sena leaders are even willing to ally with Sonia Gandhi: Fadnavis
BJP's Kalidas Kolambkar appointed pro-tem speaker of Maharashtra Assembly
"Tomorrow the first session of new assembly begins. From 8.00 am onwards oath will be administered to the MLAs," Kolambkar said after his appointment.
Shiv Sena was not born to do communal politics , they came into existence to serve the people of Maharashtra. Shiv Sena was spoiled after joining hand with BJP, says Nawab Malik.
Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs assemble for the joint meeting at Hotel Trident
Uddhav Thackeray reportedly arrived from the back gate.
Eknath Shinde moves resolution to form 'Maha Vikas Aghadi', Nawab Malik and Nitin Raut second it; resolution passed by all MLAs
'We support this coalition as we believe we will be able to work for the deprived, farmers together to empower the poor people together' said Independent leader, Bacchu Kadu
Communal harmony, health infrastructure, farmer employment, industrialisation, tackling unemployment, nature and ecology conservation are the primary objectives of the Common Minimum Program (CMP)
Reported by The Free Press Journal's Pratip Acharya.
'Maha Vikas Aghadi', the alliance of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress will have a Coordination Committee: Anil Desai
We all want Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray to lead our alliance as Chief Minister: Jayant Patil; Balasaheb Thorat endorses the resolution
Three representatives of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' will meet the Governor today: Sharad Pawar
Swearing in ceremony to be held at Shivaji Park, Mumbai on 1st December.
Kalraj Mishra likely to replace Koshyari as Maha Governor: Reports
According to an IANS, the Centre is likely to transfer Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra is likely to replace Koshyari, said highly-placed sources in the government.
The Congress has raised question on Koshyari's conduct with party spokesperson Manish Tewari said that "the question is not that truth has won... the larger question today is and we do hope that the Hon'ble Supreme Court will go into that the manner in which the Constitution, rules, regulations, precedents, and traditions were completely thrown to the winds when the Governor acted in the most partisan manner possible".
Arguing in the Supreme Court on the petition filed by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine, senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal had charged the Governor with acting in a biased and mala fide manner and contrary to the law established by the top court.
A Congress leader said that Governor's position is untenable and the President should immediately replace him after the court verdict.