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    Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: “BJP out on 105. Shiv Sena is playing on 56. The last ball of the over is the rest. maharashtrapoliticalcrisis,” tweets Sanjay Nirupam.

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    Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: Governor Koshyari has given Shiv Sena till 8 PM on November 11 to prove numbers on paper first, following which he will invite the Thackeray-led party to form government.

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    Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: NCP leader Nawab Malik says, “We have called a meeting of our MLAs on Nov 12. If the Shiv Sena wants our support, they will have to declare that they have no relation with BJP and they should pull out from National Democratic Alliance (NDA). All their ministers will have to resign from Union Cabinet.”

  • 8:16 PM IST

    Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today asked the leader of elected members of the second largest party Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde, to indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra.

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    Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: Meanwhile, Congress leader Ashok Chavan says that the Congress does not want President’s rule in Maharashtra. He further said that the party will seek advice of the party high-command to take any further political stand in Maharashtra.

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    Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: “Party chief Uddhav Thackeray ji clearly said today that Chief Minister will be from Shiv Sena. If Uddhav ji has said so, then it means that there will be CM from Shiv Sena at any cost,” declares Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

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    Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: “The mandate was given to the BJP-Sena alliance to work together. If Shiv Sena wants to disrespect it and form govt with Congress and NCP, then all our best wishes are with them,” BJP state president Patil said.

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    Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: BJP will not stake claim to form government in Maharashtra, said state party president Chandrakant Patil.

New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra governor BS Koshayari invited Devendra Fadnavis to indicate his willingness to form the next government in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s core committee is expected to meet at 12 PM on Sunday to decide the future course of action.

Besides, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray chief will also visit Hotel Retreat in Madh island where his party MLAs are staying. His son Aaditya Thackeray, who won his maiden election from Worli seat, has been putting up at the hotel since Saturday night.

Ever since the Maharashtra Assembly election results were declared on October 24, not a single party or alliance came forward to shoulder the government formation exercise owing to the tussle between Sena and BJP over rotational CM’s post.

However on Saturday, Governor Koshyari took the reins in his hands and invited the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra.

“The Governor today asked Devendra Fadnavis, the leader of the elected members of the single-largest party, the BJP, to indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra,” an official statement said.

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