A day after Maharashtra Assembly polls gave a fractured verdict, major political parties on Monday went into a huddle exploring ways for government formation but the picture remained nebulous with speculation rife about whether it will be an NCP-propped BJP ministry or a coalition regime with Shiv Sena.
A day after finishing as the single largest group in a hung Maharashtra Assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party is busy designing strategy for the next government formation and deciding on the name of next chief minister.
A day after parting ways with its oldest ally Shiv Sena, BJP on Friday released its first list of 172 candidates for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly elections that includes its top leaders in the state.
A day after NCP pulled out of the Congress-led coalition government in Maharashtra reducing it to a minority, BJP Friday demanded its immediate dismissal and imposition of President's Rule in the state.
Describing the Budget presented by Maharashtra government as a "ritual" by a "demoralised" dispensation, the BJP said it would publish a white paper on state`s finances if voted to power after the assembly polls later this year.
Speaker Dilip Walse Patil informed the members that he would give a ruling on Khadse`s notice later. "Under the principles of natural justice, it is appropriate that the minister is allowed to explain his action first," he said.
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Monday witnessed a brief verbal duel between deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and the Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse over "level of pitch" on the floor of the House.
Leader of Opposition in
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse has demanded from the state government early enactment of a law to protect journalists in the wake of increased attacks on them in the