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  • 6:02 PM IST
    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: A Congress meeting is scheduled to commence in Mumbai shortly, stated a report by News18. The discussion of the meeting will be on the ‘common minimum programme’ (CMP) which will later be discussed the NCP in further meetings, added the report.
  • 5:46 PM IST
    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Speaking to reporters at the Congress office in Jaipur, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot blamed Governor Bhagat Sing Koshyari for bringing instability by recommending the President’s rule in Maharashtra.
  • 5:14 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: As per a report, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said that Shiv Sena is a hardcore Hindutva party, while the Congress is a hardcore secular one. Explaining the differences in the parties, Sanjay Nirupam told The Print, “The two parties differ on many issues that need to be sorted out before aligning with the Sena. The question, however, is whether the Shiv Sena is ready to shed its Hindutva ideology? Joining hands with the Shiv Sena will create everyday problems as far as ideological differences are concerned.”

  • 5:05 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: A day after the imposition of President’s Rule in Maharashtra, all the ministries were asked to hand over possessions to the General Administrative Department (GAD) by Wednesday evening, stated news agency PTI.

  • 4:59 PM IST

  • 4:56 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Speaking to news agency PTI on conditions of anonymity, senior Congress leader has on Tuesday said, “The Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) will take a call on who will discuss these issues with the NCP on our party’s behalf. The discussions are likely to be held in Delhi over the next three to four days.”

  • 2:30 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Talks have begun among NCP, Sena and Congress leaders

  • 2:27 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray reached Hotel Trident in to meet Congress leaders

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  • 12:39 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Congress has set up a committee of Maharashtra leaders for talks on Common Minimum Programme with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The committee includes Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakre, Balasaheb Thorat and Vijay Wadettiwar.

New Delhi: Soon after President’s Rule was imposed on Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena announced to move to the Supreme Court and filed a plea challenging Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s decision to deny their demand for 72 hours to submit the letters of support. On Tuesday evening, the SC registry informed the lawyers that the court would not give an urgent hearing to the first petition, and asked the lawyers to mention the matter on Wednesday morning before the CJI for an urgent hearing. However, according to reports, the Sena leadership has decided to wait. They will file a new plea only after the party has numbers.

Following the Congress-NCP meeting on Tuesday and hours after the President’s Rule was imposed in Maharashtra, Congress leader Ahmed Patel lashed out at the government saying it has violated the Supreme Court’s guidelines on President’s Rule on several occasions during the last five years alone.

“The way President’s rule was recommended, I condemn it. This government has violated the SC guidelines on President’s rule on several occasions in the last 5 years,” Patel was quoted as saying by a report. He also slammed the state governor for not inviting the Congress party to prove majority. Patel, as quoted by a report, said, “Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party got an invitation from the Governor to prove majority. But Congress did not get an invitation. We condemn it.”