Live: With floor test ahead, Ajit Pawar reaches CM Devendra Fadnavis' residence

The Supreme Court on Sunday issued a notice to the Centre, Maharashtra CM and Deputy CM while responding to a joint petition filed by Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena which challenged the Governor's decision to invite Devendra Fadnavis to form the government on Saturday. The top court said that the hearing on the plea will continue on Monday and appropriate orders will be issued thereafter. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 23:23
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MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Sunday issued a notice to the Centre, Maharashtra CM and Deputy CM while responding to a joint petition filed by Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena which challenged the Governor's decision to invite Devendra Fadnavis to form the government on Saturday. The top court said that the hearing on the plea will continue on Monday and appropriate orders will be issued thereafter. 

The order was passed by the apex court bench of Justices NV Ramana, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Sanjiv Khanna.

Amid high drama, attack and counter-attack by political parties, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the second consecutive term and NCP's Ajit Pawar as his deputy on Saturday. The oath ceremony was administered by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhawan.

The development came at a time when the talks between Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra had seemingly reached the final stage on Friday. As the day progressed, allegations and counter-allegations from an elated BJP-led camp on one side and the stunned Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine on the other continued thick and fast. 

The NCP on Saturday evening removed Ajit Pawar as the party's legislature unit leader, hours after he joined hands with the BJP. Ajit Pawar's actions defied the party's policies, said a resolution passed at the legislature wing's meeting, attended by Sharad Pawar. State NCP chief Jayant Patil will have all the constitutional rights till the next legislature party leader is elected, it said.

The three parties - Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress - then moved the Supreme Court seeking an urgent hearing on their petition challenging the Maharashtra Governor, Bhagat Singh Koshyari's move regarding government formation in the state. 

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24 November 2019, 23:23 PM

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar left from the residence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, after meeting. 

24 November 2019, 22:40 PM

NCP leaders who were lodged at Hotel Renaissance are now being shifted to Hotel Hyatt, in Mumbai. 

24 November 2019, 22:26 PM

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has arrived at the residence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

24 November 2019, 20:25 PM

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut arrives at the residence of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar for a meeting.

24 November 2019, 20:16 PM

NCP leader Dhananjay Munde approves of being at the side of party chief Sharad Pawar, asks media to stop spreading any kind of rumours. 

Dhananjay Munde was present at the oath-taking ceremony of Maharashtra Chief minister and Deputy chief minister on Saturday (November 23). He is also said to be a close aide of Ajit Pawar and the person who holds key to the present Maharashtra political scenario.   

 

24 November 2019, 20:13 PM

Quarrel between NCP leaders and police men in Hotel Renaissance, alleges BJP for sending them to poach their MLAs.   

24 November 2019, 19:25 PM

Congress leader Ahmed Patel arrives at JW Marriott Hotel to meet party MLAs. Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Mallikarjun Kharge are present at the hotel. 

24 November 2019, 19:03 PM

NCP to shift their MLAs who are lodged in Hotel Renaissance to Hotel Hyatt,  due to security reasons, said sources. 

 

24 November 2019, 18:56 PM

Maharashtra politics: Congress leader Ashok Chavan claims that BJP is trying to contact their party MLAs.

24 November 2019, 18:53 PM

Independent leader Vinay Kore talks about factions in NCP says : We can see that two factions have been formed in NCP. We will get to know through floor test who has the bigger faction, how many people are with Ajit dada (Ajit Pawar), how many with Pawar sa'ab & are these two doing this together.

24 November 2019, 18:36 PM

NCP leader Nawab Malik says: 50 MLAs are with us but not everyone is at the hotel, 4 MLAs who are kept somewhere by BJP people, are in constant touch with us and will definitely come back.

24 November 2019, 18:30 PM

NCP chief Sharad Pawar comments on alliance with BJP, says, '' There is no question of forming alliance with BJP. NCP has unanimously decided to ally with Shiv Sena and Congress to form a government.'' He further said, ''Shri Ajit Pawar’s statement is false and misleading in order to create confusion and false perception among the people.'' His reaction comes after Ajit Pawar said that he'll always remain with NCP and Sharad Pawar will be their leader. 

24 November 2019, 17:34 PM

Congress leader Ashok Chavan slams BJP and says, ''Senior-most member of the assembly should be made the Pro-tem Speaker as per the precedence. BJP is trying to gain more time from the Supreme Court, you can understand the motive behind this, they are trying to poach MLAs from other parties.''  

24 November 2019, 17:30 PM

 NCP leader Ajit Pawar tweets on the alliance with BJP and relation with Sharad Pawar

24 November 2019, 17:03 PM

Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray and Sanjay Raut meet NCP's Supriya Sule and Rohit Pawar at Hotel Renaissance. 

24 November 2019, 16:24 PM

Ajit Pawar extends gratitude to PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah; updates his Twitter bio as Maharashtra Deputy CM

24 November 2019, 16:18 PM

Do not worry, our alliance will go a long way: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray tells NCP MLAs

 

24 November 2019, 16:08 PM

Maharashtra politics: Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray to hold a closed-door meet after the meeting with NCP MLAs concludes, said sources. 
 

24 November 2019, 16:01 PM

Maharashtra politics: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Sanjay Raut attend the NCP meeting chaired by party chief Sharad Pawar at Hotel Renaissance, Mumbai. 

24 November 2019, 15:56 PM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, BJP State President Chandrakant Patil, and other party leaders attend the legislators of the party meeting.

24 November 2019, 15:01 PM

Visuals: BJP leaders arrive for a meeting of the legislators of the party in Mumbai.

24 November 2019, 15:01 PM

Visual: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray arrives at the Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai to meet NCP MLAs.

24 November 2019, 15:00 PM

Delhi: Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group to meet on November 25 at 10 Janpath, the official residence of party interim president Sonia Gandhi.

24 November 2019, 14:39 PM

NCP MLA Nitin Pawar, for whom a missing person's complaint was filed: I request my family and the people to not worry about me. I am with Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and Chhagan Bhujbal. Nothing otherwise should be thought, by my family and people. 

24 November 2019, 13:58 PM

All lawyers of Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena were pleading to Supreme Court that floor test needs to be done today. After seeing the proceeding and the order it has been established that the Supreme Court hasn't come to that conclusion, their request has been rejected: Ashish Shelar, BJP

24 November 2019, 13:52 PM

The Maharashtra BJP leader, Ashish Shelar claims that the party has the support of 170 MLAs and would successfully prove their majority at the floor test in the Assembly. 

24 November 2019, 13:43 PM

The midnight coup was unprecedented. There was no grave emergency. It shows the intent. SC should go into all aspects otherwise it'll become a practice: Anand Sharma, Congress

24 November 2019, 13:36 PM

Nawab Malik hits out at BJP, says the party engineered the fall of Karnataka government from the Hotel Rennaissance in Mumbai and, now we will form the next government in Maharashtra.

24 November 2019, 13:30 PM

NCP welcomes SC order on the Maharashtra political turmoil. Its senior leader Nawab Malik says, "We welcome the SC order. All the MLAs will be back by evening. Sharad Pawar is coming here to meet the MLAs. Devendra Fadnavis should resign as he doesn't have numbers. If he doesn't resign then we will defeat him."

 

 

24 November 2019, 13:22 PM

NCP chief Sharad Pawar leaves from his residence to meet his MLAs at the Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai.

24 November 2019, 13:20 PM

NCP's Nawab Malik says Fadnavis will not be able to prove majority, demands his immediate resignation. "By this evening all the MLAs of our party will come back to us. Fadnavis will not be able to prove majority on the floor of the House, we demand that he tenders resignation," he said.

24 November 2019, 13:15 PM

Anand Sharma, Congress on SC issues notice to Centre, Maharashtra Govt on Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena's plea: The midnight coup was unprecedented. There was no grave emergency b/w midnight&the day. It shows the intent. SC should go into all aspects otherwise it'll become a practice.

24 November 2019, 12:38 PM

In this court, sky is the limit, anybody can ask for anything. Any person can ask to make him the Prime Minister: Justice NV Ramana when Mukul Rohatgi (appearing for Maharashtra BJP) questioned the plea for relief filed by Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena earlier today in Supreme Court.

24 November 2019, 12:37 PM

Appropriate orders to be passed tomorrow, says Supreme Court.

24 November 2019, 12:34 PM

We request Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce relevant documents from Governor’s letter for inviting BJP to form govt and letter of support of MLAs by 10.30 am tomorrow: SC

24 November 2019, 12:33 PM

SC issues notice to Centre, Maharashtra Govt, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar on Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena's plea. 

24 November 2019, 12:24 PM

There is no need for court to pass orders today. There was no illegality in Governor's decision. The court should not pass an order to fix the date of the floor test. The three parties here have no fundamental rights: Mukul Rohatgi

24 November 2019, 12:23 PM

There are some things that are with the President which are not even open to judicial intervention: Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Maharashtra BJP in Supreme Court on Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena's plea.

24 November 2019, 12:20 PM

Singhvi questions Governor, says democracy functions on numbers. How can he exercise discretion when no evidence was produced?

24 November 2019, 12:18 PM

Yesterday, NCP decided that Ajit Pawar is not the legislative party leader. How can he continue as the Deputy Chief Minister if he doesn't have the strength of his own party? Singhvi

24 November 2019, 12:13 PM

The whole idea is to prevent horse-trading. He (Governor) should have awaited the test on the floor of the house (before swearing-in). I’ve had the privilege of appearing in all the cases (Jharkhand, Karnataka etc) and I hope Rohatgi’s best argument is not about maintainability: Singhvi

24 November 2019, 12:12 PM

 Singhvi demands a floor test in the assembly, says its the best way to decide complicated matters like this.

24 November 2019, 12:07 PM

"How come Ajit Pawar becomes the Deputy CM with the support of only around 42-43 seats? It is the murder of democracy," Abhishek Manu Singhvi says in Supreme Court.

24 November 2019, 12:06 PM

"When the announcement was made at 7 pm that we are staking claim to form govt and Uddhav Thackeray will lead it, couldn’t the Governor wait?"Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for NCP-Congress, says in Supreme Court

24 November 2019, 12:05 PM

Abhishek Manu Singhvi begins argument for NCP-Congress in SC, says "Obligations of Governor is to form a prima facie satisfaction of majority on a written document-document to have signatures, physical verification, satisfaction based on these things. This is the criterion."

24 November 2019, 12:04 PM

Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta tells the top court that he is appearing as the SG and not on instructions from Governor.

24 November 2019, 12:03 PM

 If they have a majority, let them display. If they don't have it, allow us to form the government, Sibal argues before SC.

24 November 2019, 12:01 PM

The people of Maharashtra need a government. When we are saying we have the majority we are ready to show it. We are ready to show the majority tomorrow: Sibal

24 November 2019, 12:01 PM

The court should order floor test today itself, says Kapil Sibal in SC

24 November 2019, 12:00 PM

We have seen this in Karnataka also. If they (BJP) have the majority, then let them show their majority, says Sibal