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Sunday, Dec 08, 2019

LIVE| With Pawar Saheb, don't spread rumours: Dhananjay Munde clears air

All eyes are on the Supreme Court as it has scheduled to take a call on floor test for Maharashtra Assembly tomorrow after it heard Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine's petition challenging the Maharashtra governor’s decision to invite BJP's Devendra Fadnavis to form the state government early on Saturday morning. Follow live updates here:

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 24, 2019 22:58 IST
LIVE| With Pawar Saheb, don't spread rumours: Dhananjay Munde clears air

A month to the day Maharashtra state results were announced, the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress political combine's petition challenging quashing of Devendra Fadnavis' swearing-in by governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was heard by the Supreme Court on Sunday morning.


The court has ordered the Centre to produce the letter of invitation by Maharashtra Governor and letter of support submitted by BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis to the Governor by tomorrow morning.


The three parties, having sunk their political and ideological differences, have come up with Maha Vikas Aghadhi coalition and claim they have the "majority" with them. They have questioned governor Koshyari's "brazen act" inviting Devendra Fadnavis to take oath in a "hurried and makeshift" ceremony on Saturday.

10:58 PM IST

Ajit Pawar calls on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar visited Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at his residence here late on Sunday evening.

08:08 PM IST

I am with Pawar Saheb, don't spread rumours: Dhananjay Munde

NCP leader Dhananjay Munde has confirmed that he will belong to the his party chief Sharad Pawar's camp, putting the reports of his joining BJP-Ajit Pawar camp to rest. "I am with party, I am with Pawar saheb. Please don’t spread rumours," Pawar said, reported news agency ANI.

07:59 PM IST

Sanjay Raut arrives at the Sharad Pawar's residence for a meeting

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut arrives at the residence of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar for a meeting, reported news agency ANI.

07:23 PM IST

NCP to shift MLAs to Hotel Hyatt near airport, cites security reasons

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to move its MLAs to Hotel Hyatt near CST Airport due to security reasons. The MLAs are currently lodged in Hotel Renaissance.

06:10 PM IST

No question of alliance with BJP, Ajit Pawar's statement false and misleading: Sharad Pawar on Maharashtra twist

Reacting sharply to newly sworn-in deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar’s claim that he is still a part of the Nationalist Congress Party and that the “NCP- BJP alliance” will provide a stable government in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that his nephew’s statement is false, misleading and aimed at creating confusion and a false perception among people.

06:10 PM IST

In latest Maharashtra twist, Ajit Pawar says NCP boss Sharad Pawar is his leader

04:37 PM IST

NCP's Supriya Sule meets Aaditya Thackeray, Sanjay Raut and Rohit Pawar

04:35 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray, Aditya Thackeray meet Sena MLAs

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray along with Aditya Thackeray have arrived at Lalit Hotel where Shiv Sena MLAs are lodged. The party chief will be meeting the MLAs.

04:14 PM IST

NCP leader Ajit Pawar thanks PM Modi, Amit Shah

NCP leader Ajit Pawar in a series of tweets thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union home minister Amit Shah and other senior leaders of the BJP.


"Thank you Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji. We will ensure a stable Government that will work hard for the welfare of the people of Maharashtra," Ajit Pawar said in one of the tweets.

04:09 PM IST

Pawar, Thackerays leave Renaissance hotel in Powai

Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya have left Renaissance hotel after meeting Sharad Pawar and NCP legislators. The meeting lasted for one and half hours. Sharad Pawar has also left Renaissance hotel.

03:55 PM IST

Resign on moral grounds: Congress' Ashok Gehlot to Maharashtra Governor

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said that the Maharashtra Governor should tender his resignation on moral grounds. His actions, Gehlot said, were "hand in hand with BJP, which is unfortunate".

03:52 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis, BJP State President Chandrakant Patil, and other party leaders meet MLAs

03:13 PM IST

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray goes on a hotel run to meet MLAs

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray left his home, Matoshree, on Sunday afternoon to drop in on the legislators of his own party as well as those of the NCP and Congress tucked away in different hotels in Mumbai. Senior leaders have said the reason behind Uddhav Thackeray’s meetings with these members of legislative assembly (MLAs) was to display a united front.

02:48 PM IST

Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray reaches Renaissance hotel in Powai

Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray reaches Renaissance hotel in Powai to meet NCP MLAs.

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01:52 PM IST

Sharad Pawar arrives at Renaissance Hotel to meet NCP MLAs

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday afternoon arrived at Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai, where the party MLAs have been stationed.

First published: Nov 24, 2019 10:26 IST