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Maharashtra govt formation: Governor invites NCP to form government

The NCP and Congress held separate meetings on Monday to decide on support to the Shiv Sena for forming a government in Maharashtra.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 11, 2019 22:59 IST
Maharashtra govt formation: Governor invites NCP to form government
Governor invites NCP to form government

Political developments in Maharashtra moved quickly on Monday with the resignation of Arvind Sawant, the lone Shiv Sena member in the Union government, and the NCP and the Congress holding separate meetings to decide on support to the Sena for government formation. The NCP said it will wait for the Congress to meet its state leaders and come at a decision before taking a final call, and Congress held back its support to a possible Shiv Sena-led government.

Another Congress core group meeting is going to be held tomorrow at interim party president Sonia Gandhi's residence.

Read highlights here

07:01 PM IST

Final proceedings in govt formation underway: Sources

Congress will support Shiv Sena and NCP, both the parties have been informed. Final proceedings are being done, say sources. :ANI

06:55 PM IST

Shiv Sena, NCP leaders meet governer

Shiv Sena, NCP leaders are meeting the governor.

06:51 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray will decide the CM: Bacchu Kadu

Bacchu Kadu, Independent Candidate outside Raj Bhavan, Mumbai: Three of us (independent candidates) have come here. Whosoever Uddhav Sahab will decide, will be the Chief Minister. :ANI

06:41 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi ready to support Sena-NCP govt: NCP leaders

Sonia Gandhi spoke to Sharad Pawar. She is ready to support Sena-NCP government, say NCP leaders.

06:36 PM IST

Aaditya Thackeray reaches Raj Bhawan

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray and other leaders of the party have reached Raj Bhavan, in Mumbai.

06:32 PM IST

Aaditya Thackeray to address press conference

Aaditya Thackeray is going to address a press conference outside Raj Bhavan.

05:51 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi speaks to Maharashtra MLAs

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi speaks to some party MLAs from Maharashtra who are lodged in a Jaipur hotel, says sources. :ANI

05:21 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi, Uddhav Thackeray speak on phone

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

04:43 PM IST

Cong set to take final call on supporting Sena-led govt in Maharashtra

Congress party is set to take a final call on supporting a Shiv Sena-led government in the state in the meeting that is currently underway at 10 Janpath.

04:07 PM IST

AK Anthony, Ahmed Patel arrive at 10 Janpath for meet

Congress leaders AK Antony and Ahmed Patel arrive at 10 Janpath (Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi's residence). Party's Maharashtra leaders have been called to Delhi for further discussions over the political situation in Maharashtra, the meeting is going to be held shortly.

04:06 PM IST

'Uddhav Thackeray's stand will teach BJP a lesson': HD Deve Gowda

"Balasaheb gave place to BJP in Maharashtra, Advani and Vajpayee went to Bala Saheb's residence and requested him for seats. BJP overrode that, that's why Uddhav Thackeray has taken a stand that he will teach them a lesson. Now, it's for Congress and NCP to put down BJP," said HD Deve Gowda.

03:46 PM IST

Sena leader Sanjay Raut admitted to Bandra hospital

"He was complaining of chest pain for a few days. He had gone for check up. Doctors have advised rest for a day or two; could be discharged tomorrow. There is nothing serious," said Sunil Raut, brother of Sanjay Raut. Sunil Raut is also an MLA from Vikhroli.

03:45 PM IST

If Cong supports Sena, it should do so for 5 years: HD Deve Gowda

"If Congress gives support to Shiv Sena, they should not disturb it for next 5 years. Then only people will trust Congress," said Janata Dal (Secular) Chief and Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.

03:31 PM IST

'A visionary!', Sena leader Arvind Sawant on Aaditya Thackeray

"...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," Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant said about party leader Aaditya Thackeray. :ANI

03:29 PM IST

Thackeray family honours their word: Arvind Sawant

“Trust means a lot for the Thackeray family, once they give their word they always honour it,” Arvind Sawant said in the press conference held after his resignation.

First published: Nov 11, 2019 10:50 IST