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Maharashtra Government Formation Live Updates: "Will Find A Way To Work Together", Says Uddhav Thackeray On Taking NCP, Congress Support

Maharashtra Government Formation: Shiv Sena yesterday failed to produce enough numbers to stake claim to power and sought an extension on the Governor's deadline on Monday.c

Maharashtra Government Formation Live Updates: 'Will Find A Way To Work Together', Says Uddhav Thackeray On Taking NCP, Congress Support

Uddhav Thackeray had been raising 50:50 arrangement demand with the BJP. (File)

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Uncertainty over government formation in Maharashtra continues as the state was placed under president's rule. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, earlier in the day, submitted a report to the centre stating that none of the parties invited since Saturday -- the BJP, Shiv Sena, and Nationalist Congress Party -- were able to show letters of support to form government.

After BJP, the single-largest party, got invite to form government on Saturday, and refused to stake claim, its ally Shiv Sena also failed Governor's deadline on Monday. Sharad Pawar's NCP, the third largest party, had got a deadline till 8:30 pm today.

Reluctant to form an alliance with the Shiv Sena, NCP ally Congress delayed its response as Sena sought support. "We will get back to you," Sonia Gandhi reportedly told Uddhav Thackeray on Monday, who, sources said, had made "numerous calls" as the two ideologically mismatched parties tried to collaborate. 

The Sena had set the stage for talks on Monday morning after pulling out its lone minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Arvind Sawant, signaling its break-up with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Here are the live updates on President's Rule In Maharashtra:

Nov 12, 2019 20:30 (IST)
Maharashtra News: President's rule is unfortunate, Says Devendra Fadnavis
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, in a press note, called President's rule is "unfortunate". "We expect that Maharashtra will get a stable government soon," he said.
Nov 12, 2019 20:21 (IST)
Maharashtra Government: Needed 48 hours, but Governor didn't give us time, says Shiv Sena Chief
"Yesterday we formally requested Congress-NCP for their support to form the government. We needed 48 hours, but the Governor didn't give us time. BJP was invited by the Governor but they refused to form govt in the state. The next day we were given the invitation (by Governor), we were given only 24 hours time but we required 48 hours. But he didn't give us 48 hours time"
Nov 12, 2019 20:20 (IST)
Presidential Rule In Maharashtra: Now Shiv Sena Has To Go With Congress-NCP, Says Uddhav Thackeray
BJP-Shiv Sena were together for many years but now Shiv Sena has to go with Congress-NCP. We'll hold further talks with both of them. I would like to thank Arvind Sawant, many people have lust for ministerial post but he isn't like that. Shiv Sena is proud of him: Uddhav Thackeray
Nov 12, 2019 20:14 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: "Will Find A Way To Work Together," Says Uddhav Thackeray On Taking NCP, Congress Support
"In spite of different ideologies, we will find a way to work together," says Uddhav Thackeray on taking support from NCP, Congress
Nov 12, 2019 20:07 (IST)
President Rule In Maharashtra: Congress-NCP Press Conference Highlights
  • Before deciding on Shiv Sena's proposal seeking support, there should be clarity on all issues, Congress, NCP say in joint press conference
  • Congress-NCP Will Evolve Consensus On Shiv Sena's proposal seeking support for government formation, says Praful Patel
  • Congress and NCP on Tuesday discussed what could be common minimum programme, policies, says Sharad Pawar
  • No final decision can be taken without formulation of common minimum program between Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena, says Ahmed Patel, political advisor to Sonia Gandhi
Nov 12, 2019 19:36 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Congress, NCP Leaders Hold Press Conference

Nov 12, 2019 19:20 (IST)
Decision On Filing Fresh Petition Against President Rule In Maharashtra Will Be Taken Tomorrow: Shiv Sena
"Supreme Court registry has said they may mention the matter tomorrow before the court, for urgent hearing. Fresh/second petition challenging the imposition of President's Rule is being readied. The decision on when to file it will be taken tomorrow," says Shiv Sena's lawyer
Nov 12, 2019 18:52 (IST)
Won't Go With "Scoundrel": When Bal Thackeray Rejected Alliance With NCP
As Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray desperately reaches out to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar for support to form government in Maharashtra, videos and quotes of his father Bal Thackeray's caustic attacks on both parties have been widely circulated online
Nov 12, 2019 18:52 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation - Ajit Pawar: Sharad Pawar Waited 10 am To 7:30 pm For Congress Letter
Hours before the Union Cabinet recommended President's Rule in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar stopped short of blaming ally Congress for the "delay"in deciding on whether to support the Shiv Sena in a non-BJP government in Maharashtra
Nov 12, 2019 18:52 (IST)
Maharashtra Government: Shiv Sena Goes To Supreme Court After Governor Denies More Time To Claim Power
The Shiv Sena approached the Supreme Court today against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's refusal to grant it extra time to stake claim to form the next government in Maharashtra. The decision was "unconstitutional, unreasonable and malafide," the party said in its petition to the top court. Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal will represent the party in the top court, sources said
Nov 12, 2019 18:50 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Congress On Governor BS Koshyari Move, Says Travesty Of Democracy
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's move to declare President's Rule in Maharashtra is a "travesty of democracy" and makes a mockery of the Constitutional process, the Congress has declared. In a series of tweets, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala gave a multi-point explainer" on how it is a "violation" of the SP Bommai judgment
Nov 12, 2019 18:50 (IST)
Maharashtra Congress Spokesman On Governor's Report Recommending President's Rule
"I condemn this action which has been taken in a hurry without exhausting all options. This raises questions about the governor''s impartiality. This also raises doubt whether the governor is acting under pressure," Sachin Sawant said
Nov 12, 2019 18:17 (IST)
Presidential Rule In Maharashtra: Congress leaders Arrive In Mumbai to hold further talks With Sharad Pawar
Congress leaders, deputed by Sonia Gandhi, have arrived at Y B Chavan Centre in south Mumbai to hold talks with NCP president Sharad Pawar on the issue of government formation in Maharashtra

The Congress delegation includes AICC general secretaries Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal and Mrs Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel
Nov 12, 2019 18:14 (IST)
Maharashtra News: Maharashtra Under President's Rule After Governor's Report: 10 Points
The Governor sent the report after the NCP spoke to him at 11 am, hours before its 8.30 pm deadline, and asked for more time. President's Rule was recommended in the middle of meetings between allies Congress and NCP to discuss support to the Shiv Sena. The NCP of Sharad Pawar received an invite last evening after the Shiv Sena failed to get a three-day extension to stake claim. The Sena has gone to the Supreme Court against the Governor's refusal to give it more time
Nov 12, 2019 15:52 (IST)
Nov 12, 2019 15:09 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Shiv Sena Moves Top Court
The Shiv Sena has moved the Supreme Court against Maharashtra Governor's decision to reject its plea seeking three days time to get letters of support from the NCP and the Congress.
Nov 12, 2019 14:57 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: President's Rule Recommended In Maharashtra, Say Sources
President's Rule recommended in Maharashtra, say sources, amid uncertainty in the state over  government formation.  
Nov 12, 2019 14:51 (IST)
Nov 12, 2019 14:51 (IST)
Nov 12, 2019 14:44 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Governor's Rule Recommended In Maharashtra, Says State Broadcaster
After deleting a tweet on President's Rule, State broadcaster Prasar Bharti attributed sources saying President's rule was recommended in Mahrashtra. 
Nov 12, 2019 14:42 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Congress Leader's Reply After Ajit Pawar Says Ally Delayed Response To Sena
After NCP's  Ajit Pawar hinted that Congress delayed response to Sena,  seeking support from the two parties, Congress's Sushil Kumar Shinde was quoted as saying by news agency ANI: "There is nothing like delaying. Congress was alert from the beginning. The NCP is our partner and we need to do everything together. There was ideological differences but now there is a smoothness. Governor can do anything as the state is off him. If the presidential rule will be applied even then the government can come in the state." 

Nov 12, 2019 14:31 (IST)
President's Rule Recommended In Maharashtra, Says State Broadcaster
Nov 12, 2019 13:35 (IST)
"We will neither support a BJP-led government nor a Shiv Sena-led government, we reiterate our stand. I am happy now if Congress-NCP are supporting Shiv Sena... people will know who was cutting whose votes and who was colluding with whom," AIMIM"s Asaduddin Owaisi,
 was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 
Nov 12, 2019 13:17 (IST)
After meeting party colleague Sanjay Raut in hospital, Uddhav Thackeray told reporters "he is recovering". He refused to talk on government formation. 
Nov 12, 2019 13:14 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: It's Time For Congress To Die, Tweets AAP Leader
As Maharashtra plunges into uncertainty  over government formation, an AAP leader took a barb at Congress. Aam Aadmi Party leader Preeti Sharma Menon on Tuesday said that the Congress leadership "always puts the party before the nation" and claimed that they are giving Maharashtra "on a platter" to the BJP. "Congress leadership always puts their party before the nation. In Lok Sabha, they stubbornly refused regional alliances and helped BJP sweep. Now they are giving Maharashtra on a platter to the BJP. It's moribund attitude will decimate it soon," Ms Menon tweeted. Read here 
Nov 12, 2019 12:30 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Sonia Gandhi Spoke To Sharad Pawar This Morning, Tweets Congress Leaders
Nov 12, 2019 12:20 (IST)
Nov 12, 2019 12:15 (IST)
Nov 12, 2019 11:22 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: NCP's Ajit Pawar On Why Sena Didn't Get Congress-NCP Support
The NCP today held its ally Congress responsible for a delay in taking a decision regarding the alliance's support to Shiv Sena for the government formation in the state and said that a decision for the ''stability'' in the state will be taken collectively. "We (Congress and NCP) fought elections together. That's why we should make the decision together. We (NCP) waited for their (Congress) letter yesterday. But we did not receive the letter by the evening. It was not right for us to give the letter. Whatever be the decision, there should be stability," NCP leader Ajit Pawar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Mr Pawar said that the NCP has called a meeting of all its 54 MLAs today.

Nov 12, 2019 11:19 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Sharad Pawar On Being Asked If There's A Meeting Today With Congress
Nov 12, 2019 10:36 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Why Sonia Gandhi Kept Sena Waiting
Just when it seemed to be coming around to the idea of backing the Shiv Sena in forming government in Maharashtra despite their huge ideological mismatch, the Congress took a step back and said there was no decision yet. The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's top decision-making body, has authorized party president Sonia Gandhi to take the final call. Read here 
Nov 12, 2019 10:33 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Top Congress Leaders Postpone Plans To Fly To Mumbai, Say Sources
Top Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal have postponed their plans to fly to Mumbai for talks with the NCP. Sources say while Maharashtra Congress MLAs favour forming a government with the Sena, the party leadership is extremely wary about a tie-up with such an ideologically different party, one with which it is in direct contest in Mumbai and many regions in Maharashtra. Read here 

Nov 12, 2019 10:31 (IST)
Sena Leader Sanjay Raut, In Hospital, Tweets Hindi Poem
Hours after he underwent angioplasty at a Mumbai hospital, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut this morning tweeted a poem by famous Hindi poet Sohan Lal Dwivedi as uncertainty prevails in Maharashtra over government formation.

"Lahron se dar kar nauka paar nahi hoti, koshish karne walon ki haar nahi hoti (If you have fear of waves, you won't be able to cross the ocean.. those who try, never lose," he tweeted in Hindi, adding, "hum honge kamyab.. zaroor honge (we will succeed, for sure)". Read here

Nov 12, 2019 10:25 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: Sharad Pawar Visits Sanjay Raut In Hospital
NCP chief Sharad Pawar visits Sena leader Sanjay Raut in hospital who underwent angioplasty on Monday. Mr Raut was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after complaining of chest pain.
Nov 12, 2019 08:41 (IST)
The NCP and Congress came into the picture after the BJP and Shiv Sena failed to resolve a feud that began hours after they won a clear majority in last month's Maharashtra election.

Nov 12, 2019 08:39 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Formation: NCP Invited For A Shot At Power
The Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, the son of Uddhav Thackeray, led a delegation on Monday evening to meet with the Governor. The Sena failed to produce letters of support, said the Governor's office, adding that its request for a three-day extension could not be granted. The NCP has now been invited for a shot at power. Read here