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    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Supreme Court to hear the joint plea of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Indian National Congress on Sunday at 11.30 am. The parties have fled plea against the decision of Maharashtra Governor inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government on November 23.

  • 9:35 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Supreme Court to hear Congress-NCP-petition at 11:30 AM on Sunday

  • 9:06 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: In our petition, we requested SC for an urgent direction for a Floor Test to be held tomorrow itself. We are hopeful the Supreme Court will hear us. Our petition has been numbered, said Senior Advocate Devadutt Kamat representing Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena.

  • 9:05 PM IST
    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Our 44 MLAs are intact. Maharashtra Governor has bypassed all norms&regulations. Without any verification, he invited BJP to form govt. We have moved Supreme Court. We will also raise this issue in the Parliament, says Congress leader KC Venugopal.
  • 8:49 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: NCP MLAs meet with party supremo Sharad Pawar ends. Buses arrive at meeting venue to ferry MLAs, TV reports claimed.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has arrived in Delhi, to attend the annual Conference of Governors’ tomorrow.

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    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: “Our people are there. Registry is open now. They will decide on the urgency of the case. Petition on behalf of three parties have been filed , SC Registry is processing it for further action,” senior advocate Devadutt Kamat for the three parties said.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Total 50 MLAs are present in the meeting with NCP Chief Sharad Pawar at YB Chavan Centre in Mumbai. 4 NCP MLAs including Ajit Pawar yet to come for the meeting. They are expected to come for the meeting shortly. All MLAs will be kept at a hotel in Mumbai, top NCP sources told ANI

New Delhi: In a major twist of events, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday formed Maharashtra government for the second consecutive term with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as their ally. The BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis swore in as the Chief Minister, while Ajit Pawar of the NCP took oath as his Deputy.

The unprecedented turn came despite late-night reports on Friday that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was set to become Chief Minister.

Justifying the decision after the swearing-in ceremony, NCP leader Ajit Pawar told reporters, “From result day to this day no party was able to form the government, Maharashtra was facing many problems including farmer issues, so we decided to form a stable government.”

As the speculations over the BJP’s silence amid discussions of the three-way alliance came true, the Sena has been left hanging as they waited to finalise government formation in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, this also broke the pre-poll alliance between the Congress and NCP.