Maha Govt Formation: NCP given time till 8:30 pm on Tuesday to form government

Shiv Sena leaders hold late night meeting on plan of action

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leaders Milind Narvekar & Anil Desai leave from Matoshree, residence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.

Shiv Sena minister agrees to resign from Centre

On Monday, Sena's lone Union Minister Arvind Sawant announced that he will be resigning from the post. "BJP has taken a lot of strides in Maharashtra in the pursuit of falsehood .. Shiv Sena's side is the truth. Why stay in Delhi government in such a false environment? And that is why I am resigning as the Union Minister," Sawant wrote on Twitter.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut says end more important than journey

On Tuesday morning, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, "Raaste ki parwaah karunga toh manzil bura maan jaaegi (If I care about the way, the destination will feel bad!)"

Will proceed on instructions by high command: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Maharashtra govt formation: There's a meeting at 10 am today. We will proceed according to the instructions from high command. But our original decision & decision of the people is that we should sit in opposition, that is the present position.

Banners outside Matoshree support Uddhav and Aaditya Thackeray for CM post

A poster which reads 'Maharashtra needs Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena chief) as CM' has been put up outside Matoshree (Thackeray residence), in Mumbai.

Sharad Pawar expected to meet Sonia Gandhi today

Sources told PTI that NCP chief Sharad Pawar is likely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday, to discuss the possibility of the two parties supporting a Shiv Sena-led government.

However in Maharashtra, the Pawar-led party said the Sena will have to walk out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance first to discuss having its support.

Congress calls CWC meeting in Delhi

Congress has called a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today at Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi's residence in Delhi, over the political situation in Maharashtra.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congress has called a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today at Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi&#39;s residence in Delhi, over the political situation in Maharashtra. <a href="https://t.co/UB5abfaZtQ">pic.twitter.com/UB5abfaZtQ</a></p>&mdash; ANI (@ANI) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1193734471444357120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to chair party's core group meeting

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar to chair party's core group meeting which is to be held today in Mumbai, over the current political situation in the state.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Maharashtra: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar to chair party&#39;s core group meeting which is to be held today in Mumbai, over the current political situation in the state. Praful Patel, Supriya Sule, Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil &amp; other party leaders will be present.</p>&mdash; ANI (@ANI) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1193737433063378944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

BJP's arrogance that they are refusing to form government, says Sanjay Raut

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: It is BJP's arrogance that they are refusing to form govt in Maharashtra. It is an insult to the people of Maharashtra. They are willing to sit in opposition, but they are reluctant to follow the 50-50 formula, for which they agreed before polls. In his press conference, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut added, "If the BJP isn’t agreeing to the 50-50 formula then what’s the relationship? Mere formality is left now. Arvind Sawant will resign today you can make what you wish of this." Shiv Sena will form next government in Maharashtra with the support of the Congress and NCP, said Sanjay Raut.

I haven't had a word with anyone regarding anyone’s resignation: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar, NCP on Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant's resignation as Union Minister: I haven't had a word with anyone regarding anyone’s resignation.We'll have a word with Congress today.Whatever decision is to be taken will be taken only after discussions with Congress.

Congress meet underway to decide on supporting Shiv Sena

A meeting of the Congress working committee is underway on Monday morning to decide on whether to support the Shiv Sena in forming the government in Maharashtra, sources told PTI. Top Congress leaders are discussing the issue at a crucial meeting of the working committee chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi, according to the sources. The CWC is the highest decision-making body of the Congress.

Sanjay Raut arrives at Uddhav Thackeray's residence

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut arrives at party chief Uddhav Thackeray's residence in Mumbai.

Vo jaane bhai isme humko kya matlab hai: Nitish Kumar on Shiv Sena's split with BJP

Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on being asked 'Shiv Sena has left NDA, what do you have to say?': Vo jaane bhai isme humko kya matlab hai?

Cong, NCP will decide together: Pawar on Maha impasse

Amid talks that the NCP and Congress may support the Shiv Sena in government formation in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said whatever be the decision, the two parties will take it together. The Shiv Sena has been invited by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to stake claim to form government on Monday. Pawar also said there has been no discussion within his party on the governor's invite to the Sena, reported PTI.

Have called our Maharashtra leaders to Delhi for further discussions, says Kharge

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge after party's Working Committee meeting ends: We have called our Maharashtra leaders to Delhi for further discussions, the meeting will be at 4 pm.

Congress MLAs are in favour of supporting Shiv Sena, says Nawab Malik

Nawab Malik, NCP after party's core group meeting on govt formation in Maharashtra: We are waiting for Congress to take a decision. We fought elections together and whatever will be decided, it will be decided together. Congress MLAs are in favour of supporting Shiv Sena-led government, but Congress Working Committee (CWC) is the supreme body to decide on their party line.

Maha Cong MLAs will leave for Delhi today from Jaipur

Maharashtra Congress MLA are leaving for Delhi today from Jaipur, sources from Congress told the Free Press Journal.

Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray to meet at Hotel Taj Lands Bandra

Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray meeting at Hotel Taj Lands Bandra.

Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant resigns as Union Minister

Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant resigns as Union Minister, says it isn't 'morally right for him to continue in the centre'. He added, "If there was no trust, then what is the point? We had made pact on 50-50 formula, which was defied by the BJP. Now, allegation of lies on Sena by BJP unacceptable," Sawant says.

Shiv Sena to meet Maharashtra Governor at 5 p.m

Shiv Sena will be meeting the Maharashtra Governor at 5 p.m today after delaying the meeting for 2 nad a half hours.

Arvind Sawant shares his resignation as Union Minister on Twitter

Meeting between Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray ends

Mumbai: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar leaves after meeting Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray.

Will get to know his potential if you watch him on YouTube, says Arvind Sawant on Aaditya Thackeray

Delhi: Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant speaks on party leader Aaditya Thackeray; says, "...You will get to know his potential if you watch him on YouTube. What a potential that young boy is having! There's a true leadership. He is a visionary leader of the country."

Sanjay Raut admitted to Lilavati hospital

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut admitted at Lilavati hospital. More details awaited.

Congress leaders begin meeting with party President Sonia Gandhi

Congress wants 14-14-14 berth formula, two Dy CMs

The Congress core committee meeting in Delhi with President Sonia Gandi has led to a few terms so far. The Congress has asked for a 14-14-14 berth formula and is pushing for two Deputy Chief Ministers. Additionally, the Congress also wants the post of Speaker to be occupied by someone from their ranks.

Sonia Gandhi, Uddhav Thackeray hold brief telephonic conversation

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray had a brief telephonic conversation a short while ago.

Half of them wanted to join govt at Congress' Jaipur meeting: Sources tell The Free Press Journal

"At the meeting in Jaipur half of them wanted to join the government. The other half took a moral stand. But then they had to follow the Congress stipulated path of leaving decision to high command," a source told The Free Press Journal.

BJP meeting at CM's residence to begin soon

Sanjay Raut to be released in a day or two from Lilavati Hospital, says brother Sunil Raut

Shiv Sena leaders en-route to Raj Bhavan

Shiv Sena leaders Eknath Shinde and Aaditya Thackeray have reportedly left for the Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The Governor had earlier given the Sena until 7:30 pm today to stake claim to form the Maharashtra government.

We will wait till 7:30 pm before speaking on issue: BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar

Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar today said that the party would comment on the political developments, if required, only after 7:30 pm, the deadline given by the Governor to the Sena.

"We are closely following the developments regarding a possible Sena-NCP alliance. The deadline to stake claim for government formation is 7.30 pm. We will wait till then and if required speak over the issue," he said.

Congress to offer outside support to Shiv Sena: Sources

The Congress' letter of support has reportedly been sent to the Raj Bhavan.

Uddhav Thackeray likely to be Shiv Sena’s CM face

Congress' letter of support sent to Raj Bhavan: Sources

The Congress' Letter of Support has been sent to the Raj Bhavan. Sources in the Shiv Sena claimed that the Congress has faxed the letter after the second core committee meeting chaired by Congress interim president, Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

Sena delegation arrives at Raj Bhavan

The Shiv Sena delegation led by Aaditya Thackeray has arrived at Raj Bhavan.

3 independent MLAs have also reportedly arrived at Raj Bhawan

Shiv Sena to ask for another day to form government

According to reports, the Shiv Sena is likely took seek a 24 hour extension from Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

'Crown of vote katwa belongs to Congress: AIMIM chief Owaisi says party will not support Sena-Congress govt

Asaduddin Owaisi today took to Twitter to state that the two AIMIM MLAs in Maharashtra will not be supporting a Shiv Sena-Congress government.

"A letter to the same effect will be sent to the Governor of Maharashtra briefly," he wrote.

Will have further discussion with NCP, says Congress press statement

Acting CM Devendra Fadvanis to address press conference at Varsha CM Bunglow at 7:30 pm

'Neither Congress or NCP letter of support for Shiv Sena received yet: Raj Bhavan sources

We asked Governor for at least 2 days, weren't given time: Aaditya Thackeray

The Sena's plea for additional time was rejected. However, Governor Koshyari accepted the party's willingness to form the government. According to Aaditya, additional time is required to complete formal procedure of paper works with the allied parties.

Governor expresses 'inability to give any further extension': Raj Bhavan

Ajit Pawar led NCP arrives at Raj Bhavan to meet the Governor 

NCP has been called by the Governor to form the government, informed NCP leader Nawab Malik. Leaders Ajit Pawar, Dhanajay Munde and others are on their way. All eyes are on Congress now.

NCP given time till 8:30 pm on Tuesday to form government

NCP leader Jayant Patil said that the Governor has given time till 8:30 pm on Tuesday to form the government.