Live: Uddhav asks MLAs held in Mumbai's hotel to return to their respective constituencies

The Supreme Court (SC) will on Wednesday hear a petition filed by the Shiv Sena against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to refuse to grant more time to Sena to submit the letters of support from the Congress and the NCP to form the next government in the state.


The Supreme Court (SC) will on Wednesday hear a petition filed by the Shiv Sena against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to refuse to grant more time to Sena to submit the letters of support from the Congress and the NCP to form the next government in the state.

Terming the Governor's decision as unconstitutional, unreasonable and mala fide. Shiv Sena said on Wednesday that Governor's decision would encourage horse-trading in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena also took a potshot at Governor Koshyari in its mouthpiece Saamana, accusing the Governor of failing to show "independent thinking” while recommending to impose President's rule in the s

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Here are the latest and live updates of Maharashtra crisis (November 13):

14 November 2019
09:36 AM

Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on women's entry in Sabarimala temple today. Here is a timeline of the case.

23:16 PM

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut denies of any meeting between Uddhav Thackrey and Ahmed Patel. He tweeted, "Rumours being floated that Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had a meeting with Ahmed Patel and we have come to some sort of settlement, on behalf of Uddhav Thackeray let me clarify that this is untrue & being deliberately spread, our talks with congress and NCP are in process."

22:34 PM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has asked the MLAs held at Hotel Retreat to return to their respective constituencies.

21:29 PM

The Congress-NCP coordination committee meeting which earlier got cancelled is currently underway at Trident Hotel, Mumbai. Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar is participating in the meet.  


20:06 PM

The Congress-NCP meeting, which was scheduled at 7.30 pm today, gets cancelled. The meeting was to discuss the formation of the government and common minimum programme for Maharashtra. 

19:10 PM

BJP leader Amiy Shah, ''We were ready to form government with Shiv Sena but there few demands were unacceptable to us."


19:10 PM

Amit Shah said, ''Before this, no state was given so much time. Governor invited parties only after assembly tenure ended. Neither Shiv Sena nor Congress-NCP staked claim and neither did we."  He added, "Even today if any party has numbers it can approach the Governor." 

19:04 PM

On the collapse of alliance with Shiv Sena, BJP President Amit Shah told ANI,  "Before elections PM and I said many times in public that if our alliance wins then Devendra Fadnavis will be the CM, no one objected back then. Now they have come up with new demands which are not acceptable to us.''

15:43 PM

Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan commented on Maharashtra political situation and said, '' Sonia Gandhi has held a detailed discussion on the matter of extending support to Shiv Sena. Until Shiv Sena was part of NDA we had not thought of providing any kind of support to it, but now, since it's out from the NDA, we are thinking over it. Several party leaders have given their suggestions to the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi."

15:28 PM

NCP leader Clyde Cristo mocks BJP sharing a cartoon on the current political scenario

15:27 PM

Uddhav Thackeray said, ''Discussions are on the right track we will inform you once something concrete is reached upon.'' He also asked the media to refrain from speculation with folded hand.

15:20 PM

Congress-NCP co-ordination committee meeting in Mumbai today at 7.30 pm

14:24 PM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray talked to media after meeting Congress leaders at Trident Hotel in Mumbai and said that the talks over government formation with Congress is going on in right direction. Thackeray added that a decision in this regard will be taken at the right time.

13:34 PM

Maharashtra Congress MLAs to leave Jaipur for Mumbai at 2 PM on Wednesday in a chartered plane.

13:11 PM

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital two days ago, has been discharged. Talking to media after his discharge, he said, "Maharashtra will have our government. The chief minister will be from Sena. BJP can do whatever they want. We all are Sainiks."

13:03 PM

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel assures Shiv Sena cheief Uddhav Thackeray of Congress' support, asks him to not worry about government formation in Maharashtra.

12:59 PM

Congress leaders meet Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at Hotel Trident in Mumbai to hold talks over government formation in state.

12:05 PM

NCP and Congress have formed a committee made up of 5 leaders from each party to decide the common minimum program. The NCP members include Jayant Patil, Ajit Pawar, Chagan Bhujbal, Dhananjay Munde and Nawab Malik, while the Congress will be represented by Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat, Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakre, Vijay Wadettiwar

11:56 AM

Maharashtra will get a new government before 2020, says NCP leader Ajit Pawar

11:42 AM

Congress leaders Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and Manikrao Thakre meet Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut at Lilavati Hospital.

11:41 AM

Today our leader Jayant Patil will call Balasaheb Thorat (President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee) for further discussions between the parties and discuss the dates from when we can have a joint discussion on how to go ahead: NCP leader Ajit Pawar

11:41 AM

As far as discussions on Shiv Sena goes, we'll do that only after discussing with alliance partners as we had a common manifesto. Shiv Sena's manifesto was different, so we'll have an understanding with Congress first&then go ahead with discussions on Shiv Sena: NCP leader Ajit Pawar

11:37 AM

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who is currently hospitalised, on Wednesday tweeted the word 'agneepath' three times, hinting that the ongoing political drama in Maharashtra is far from getting over. Raut tweeted: "Agneepath, agneepath, agneepath..."(path of fire), without elaborating. 'Agneepath' is a famous poem by well-known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.



11:15 AM

BMC removes "Uddhav Thackeray as Maharashtra CM" banner from outside Matoshree. It is to be noted that Matoshree is the residence of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.


10:58 AM

Shiv Sena will not mention in the Supreme Court on Wednesday its plea challenging Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision of not granting it more time for getting letter of support from NCP and Congress for government formation in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena's lawyer Sunil Fernandes said that the party has preferred not to mention the petition. 

10:36 AM

The Shiv Sena and NCP likely to share chief ministerial position for 2.5 years each, Congress to hold the post of deputy chief minister for five years. No agreement on post of Maharashtra Assembly Speaker yet: Sources

10:27 AM

NCP had given a letter to the Governor seeking an extension of three days as Congress leaders were not here and situation was different in the morning. We wanted more time for the entire procedure (formation of govt): Ajit Pawar


10:26 AM

Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP reach agreement over government formation in Maharashtra, sources say

10:22 AM

Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and other Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders arrive at YB Chavan centre in Mumbai. President's Rule was imposed in the state on Tuesday (November 13).

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