Maha govt formation Updates: Uddhav to take oath as Chief Minister; Sonia, Mamata, Kejriwal invited
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We want to work for people and provide stable government: Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena after meeting Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari: He (Governor) gave us his time today, and the chance to form government. We want to work for the people and provide a stable government to the state.

Shiv Sena, NCP leaders hold late night meet at Sharad Pawar's residence

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena leaders leave after meeting at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar's residence concludes.

Aaditya Thackeray offers prayers at Siddhivinayak Temple, ahead of swearing-in

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray offers prayers at Siddhivinayak Temple, ahead of the first session of new assembly today. From 8.00 am onwards, oath will be administered to the MLAs in the assembly.

Supriya Sule welcomes Ajit Pawar with a hug

Mumbai: NCP leaders Ajit Pawar & Supriya Sule arrive at the assembly, ahead of the first session of the new assembly today. Oath will be administered to the MLAs in the assembly today.

Devendra Fadnavis arrives at the assembly

Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis arrives at the assembly, ahead of the first session of the new assembly today.

Lot of new responsibility, says Supriya Sule

NCP leader Supriya Sule at the assembly in Mumbai: Lot of new responsibility. Every citizen of #Maharashtra stood by us.

MLAs take oath at the special Assembly session

Mumbai: Newly-elected Maharashtra MLAs take oath at the special Assembly session called by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

We are happy that finally dream of Balasaheb ji Thackeray is being fulfilled, says Neelam Gorhe

Shiv Sena's Neelam Gorhe: We are happy that finally the dream of Balasaheb ji Thackeray is being fulfilled. 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' will be led by Uddhav Thackeray, guided by Sharad Pawar & Sonia ji madam has made immense contribution to it, so we will do great work for #Maharashtra.

Pro tem Speaker Kalidas Kolambkar starts administering oath to members

Pro tem Speaker Kalidas Kolambkar starts administering oath to members in the 288-member House.

Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal, Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan take oath

Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal, Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan among those administered oath as MLAs.

We are happy that Ajit Pawar has come back, says Rohit Pawar

NCP MLA Rohit Pawar (grand nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar) at the assembly in Mumbai: We are happy that Ajit Pawar has come back. He is also here today. He is a part of NCP. Going forward, we would work under his guidance.

Uddhav Thackeray meets Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Mumbai: Shiv Sena Chief & 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' (NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance) CM candidate, Uddhav Thackeray meets Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan.

No decision has been taken on who will be deputy CM, says Balasaheb Thorat

Maharashtra Congress President Balasaheb Thorat in Mumbai: No decision has been taken on who will be deputy CM.

Don't be surprised if Sena comes to power in Delhi too, says Sanjay Raut

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: Maine kaha tha,'hamara surya yaan mantrale ke chhate manjil par safely land karega',tab sab hass rahe the. Lekin hamare surya yaan ka safe landing hogaya. Aane wale samay mein agar ye surya yaan Delhi mein bhi utre toh aapko aashcharya nahi hoga.

In BJP Core Committee it was decided that Fadnavis should resign, says Babanrao Pachpute

Babanrao B Pachpute,BJP:Supreme Court ke decision ke baad sab program badal gaya. BJP Core Committee ki meeting hui usmein tay hua apne pass number nahi hai, Devendra Fadnavis ko resign dena chahiye, koi ghoda bazari nahi karna chahiye aur kamal aur kuch nahi karna chahiye

Ajit Pawar admitted his mistake, Pawar Sahib has forgiven him, says Nawab Malik

NCP leader Nawab Malik on Ajit Pawar: In the end, he admitted his mistake. It is a family matter and Pawar Sahib has forgiven him. He is very much in the party and his position in the party has not changed.

SC refuses to grant urgent hearing against Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance

Supreme Court refuses to grant urgent hearing of a plea against the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, alleging 'breach of trust of voters against the mandate in Maharashtra'.

I will say the right thing at the right time, don't worry, says Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis on if it was a mistake to ally with Ajit Pawar: I will say the right thing at the right time, don't worry.

BJP should not have taken support of Ajit Pawar, says Eknath Khadse

Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse: My personal opinion is that BJP should not have taken support of Ajit Dada Pawar. He is an accused in the massive irrigation scam and faces many allegations, so we should not have allied with him

We are committed to making a new Maharashtra, says Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray,Shiv Sena: We are committed to making a new Maharashtra. There are several first time MLAs and we all felt proud while taking oath. Want to serve the people of the state.

Congress to get nine cabinet and four state minister posts: Sources

According to sources, Congress likely to get nine cabinet ministers and four state minister berths in Maharashtra. Congress has dropped the demand for Assembly Speakers' position, sources said.

Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge arrive at Pawar's residence

As Uddhav Thackeray pledges as CM, Shiv Sena leaders celebrate in Parliament premises 

Elaborate security arrangements being made at and around Shivaji Park in central Mumbai where Uddhav Thackeray will take oath as Chief Minister on Thursday at 6:40 pm. 

I informed our MLAs about that programme and told them that all of us have to be there, says Ajit Pawar after a meeting NCP MLAs.

We have invited Sonia Gandhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray tomorrow, says Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde.

All Congress Chief Ministers, MK Stalin, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal have been also invited for the swearing-in ceremony tomorrow, informs Congress' Vijay Wadettiwar.

Uddhav Thackeray arrives at YB Chavan centre for the meeting of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena MLAs.

Sharad Pawar forgives Ajit Pawar. Nawab Malik's tweet makes things clear. "Galti svikarnewala mahan hota hai aur maaf karnewala sabse mahan hota hai," he wrote.

Shiv Sena to have 15 ministers along with Chief Minister. NCP to have Deputy Chief Minister and 13 other ministers and Congress to have Assembly Speaker and 13 ministers.

Posters up in Baramati- "Let us decide now what you should or should not do. Whole Maharashtra is looking towards you as a future Chief Minister," it reads.

Around 2000 police personnel will be deployed at Shivaji Park for Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

Aaditya Thackeray reaches Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi's residence to invite her for Uddhav Thackeray swearing-in ceremony.

Speaker will be from Congress and Deputy Speaker from NCP. There will be only one Deputy Chief Minister and that will be from NCP: Praful Patel.

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