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  • 8:10 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Uddhav Thackeray’s close confidante Sanjay Raut has confirmed that Sena President has agreed to take the top post, TV reports claimed

  • 7:50 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Today’s meeting (Congress-Shiv Sena-NCP) was inconclusive. The discussions will continue tomorrow, said Ahmed Patel, Congress.

  • 7:50 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: All 3 parties had positive discussions about govt formation. We’ve reached consensus on many issues but talks to continue tomorrow.Whatever Sharad Pawar Ji has said is on record,I won’t speak on that. When we’ve discussed all things,we’ll speak on them, said Prithviraj Chavan, Congress.

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  • 7:31 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: “There is unanimity on the name of Uddhav Thackeray for CM post. Now, he must take it up,” Pawar told media after crucial talks.

  • 7:31 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Tomorrow a press conference will be held by the three parties.Discussion are continuing. Tomorrow we will also decide when to approach the Governor, said Pawar.

  • 7:18 PM IST
    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Considering the political developments in Maharashtra, the state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will stay back in Mumbai and not attend the scheduled Governors’ Conference in Delhi, stated a report.
  • 7:12 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Letters of support reportedly poured in after the alliance picked Uddhav Thackeray as Maharashtra chief minister.

  • 7:08 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Meanwhile, NCP chief Sharad Pawar was quoted by a report as saying, “Everyone agreed on Uddhav Thackeray’s name.” He added that more talks will continue tomorrow.

  • 7:04 PM IST

    Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Uddhav Thackeray would be the chief minister of Maharashtra, stated a report. This consensual agreement was arrived at by the end of today’s joint meeting.

New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial NCP, Congress, Sena meeting on Friday, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at Pawar’s residence Silver Oak in South Mumbai, as Pawar returned from Delhi. Aaditya Thackeray, Sena leader Sanjay Raut, NCP leader Ajit Pawar were also present in the meeting.

According to reports, it’s now almost clear that there will be no rotation on the CM chair and the Congress and the NCP both want Uddhav to be the CM.

Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut said on Thursday letters of support from the MLAs of all three parties will be handed over to the Governor on Saturday. “On Saturday, a letter signed by the MLAs of the three parties will be handed over to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari,” he said. According to reports, if everything goes well, the swearing-in ceremony can take place on Sunday or Monday.

The new upcoming Congress-NCP- alliance will be called Maha Vikas Aghadi instead of Congress’ ‘Maha Aghadi’ or Sena’s proposed ‘Maha Shiv Aghadi’.

According to reports, the common minimum programme prepared by the three allies has a major focus on loan waivers. The common minimum programme is based on the manifestoes of all the three parties, but it’s not clear whether Shiv Sena’s Rs 10 meal scheme has found a place in it.

Meanwhile, in an interesting development, a complaint of “cheating” has been filed against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and two other leaders in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district for seeking votes in the name of Hindutva, but not forming the government with pre-poll ally BJP.

(With Agency Inputs)