Live: Uddhav Thackeray will now to take oath as CM on November 28 at Shivaji Park

Terming the Supreme Court's order for floor test in Maharashtra, as a slap on the BJP-Ajit Pawar alliance, the Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the two of "hijacking the mandate".

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 23:33

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (November 26) ordered the Maharashtra government to conduct a floor test to prove its majority in the House by 5 pm on Wednesday after considering the competing claims of the opposition parties. Hearing the parties, the apex court bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, Sanjeev Khanna, and Ashok Bhushan opined that since oath-taking of the MLAs had not taken place a floor test should be conducted as soon as possible on November 27.

The court said a pro-tem speaker would be appointed and the floor test would not be conducted by secret ballot and the proceedings would be telecast live.

Terming the Supreme Court`s order for floor test in Maharashtra, as a slap on the BJP-Ajit Pawar alliance, the Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the two of "hijacking the mandate". Surjewala tweeted, "Supreme Court`s decision is a slap on an illegitimate BJP-Ajit Pawar government, who had hijacked the `mandate`. Those who sought to avoid the `floor test` to rule by stealth and deception stand exposed."

Earlier, NCP replaced the nephew of Sharad Pawar as a legislature party leader with Jayant Patil. NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that the decision of his nephew Ajit Pawar to align with BJP was against the party line and any MLA who aligns with him is likely to face anti-defection law.

On Monday, NCP legislative party leader Jayant Patil along with Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan and others visited Raj Bhawan and gave a letter showing the strength of 162 MLAs to the officials at Raj Bhavan. The BJP won 105 seats in the 288-member assembly followed by Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44.

Here are the live updates:

26 November 2019, 23:30 PM

'Maha Vikas Aghadi' MLAs and leaders submitted letter to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari declaring Shiv Sena Chief Udhhav Thackeray as their leader.

26 November 2019, 23:23 PM

Swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray has been preponed to November 28. He will be taking the oath at Shivaji Park at 5:30 pm.

26 November 2019, 22:20 PM

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray paid tribute to his father and party founder Balasaheb Thackeray, at Matoshree, after getting elected as 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' leader, today.

26 November 2019, 22:06 PM

Meeting of BJP MLAs underway at Garware Club, Devendra Fadnavis also present. 

26 November 2019, 22:01 PM

Ajit Pawar arrived at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar's residence. 

26 November 2019, 21:08 PM

NCP Sharad Pawar said, '' If Bala Saheb Thackeray would have been alive, he would be really happy,'' adding ''we criticised each other but it was never  personal.''

26 November 2019, 20:25 PM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray after being elected as the 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' said, ''I accept the responsibility given by all of you. I'm not alone but you all are CM with me. What has happened today is the actual democracy. Together we will wipe off the tears of farmers in the state.''

26 November 2019, 20:23 PM

Maha Vikas Aghadi leader and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, said, "I had never dreamed of leading the state. I would like to thank Sonia Gandhi and others. We are giving a new direction to the country by keeping faith in each other.''

26 November 2019, 20:11 PM

Three representatives of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' will meet Governor Koshyari today. Swearing-in ceremony to be held at Shivaji Park on December 1: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

26 November 2019, 20:07 PM

NCP chief Sharad Pawar said, "A new innings of politics has begun in Maharashtra.''

26 November 2019, 20:05 PM

Maha Vikas Aghadi's list of 162 MLAs: 

-Shiv Sena - 56
-Congress - 44
-NCP - 51  (out of 54)
-Samajwadi Party - 02
-Swabhimani Paksha - 01
-Prahar Janshakti party - 02
-Krantikari Shetkari party - 01
-CPM - 01
-Narendra Bhojraj Bhondekar - Independent
-Ashish Nandkishor Jaiswal - Independent
-Manjula Tulshiram Gavit - Independent
-Chandrakant Nimba Patil - Independent

26 November 2019, 20:00 PM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray seeks blessings from Sharad Pawar after being elected as the leader of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi'.

26 November 2019, 19:40 PM

'Maha Vikas Aghadi' resolution passed by all MLAs of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress. 

26 November 2019, 19:38 PM

Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde moves resolution to form 'Maha Vikas Aghadi', the alliance of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress. 

26 November 2019, 19:23 PM

Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs assemble for the joint meeting at Hotel Trident, Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar also present.

26 November 2019, 19:09 PM

Uddhav Thackeray may take oath as Maharashtra CM at Shivaji park, Mumbai. 

26 November 2019, 19:05 PM

Aaditya Thackeray and Tejas Thackeray arrived at Trident Hotel to take part in the joint meeting of Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress.

26 November 2019, 18:22 PM

NCP supporters display placards for Ajit Pawar saying 'Ajit dada we love you' outside of Hotel Trident, Mumbai.


26 November 2019, 18:10 PM

Maharashtra pro-team speaker calls for assembly session tomorrow (November 27) at 8 am.

26 November 2019, 17:55 PM

NCP leader Nawab Malik praised Shiv Sena's decision to join hands with Congress-NCP and said, "Shiv Sena was not born to do communal politics, they came into existence to serve the people of Maharashtra. Shiv Sena was spoiled after joining hand with BJP.''

26 November 2019, 17:53 PM

Shiv Sena MLAs leave for Trident hotel to attend the three parties (Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP) meeting.

26 November 2019, 17:40 PM

Kalidas Kolambkar takes oath as pro-tem Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly.

26 November 2019, 17:16 PM

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has given her consent to the Common Minimum Program(CMP) of the three parties(Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress).  The CMP is likely to be released after the joint meeting today: Sources


26 November 2019, 17:09 PM

Kalidas Kolambkar to be the pro-tem Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly. He will take oath in a short while at Raj Bhawan. Kalidas Colmber of BJP is an MLA from Wadala seat for eight consecutive terms. 

26 November 2019, 16:49 PM

Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP MLAs will seek majority on the floor of the House on November 28, till that time the MLAs will continue to stay in hotel. However, the Mumbai and Thane MLAs are now allowed to leave the hotel.  

26 November 2019, 16:45 PM

Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP to hold meeting at 7 pm, the three parties have also sought an appointment to meet governor tonight. 

26 November 2019, 16:34 PM

Devendra Fadnavis submits his resignation to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari


26 November 2019, 16:28 PM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray likely to take oath as CM tomorrow, said sources.

26 November 2019, 16:26 PM

Congress leader KC Venugopal gave reaction after Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar filed resignation, said, ''This is a victory of constitutional democracy. They thought through horse trading they can make Government. This is not only a failure of Devendra Fadnavis but also a slap on faces of their masters sitting in Delhi.''


26 November 2019, 16:24 PM

Congress leader KC Venugopal informed that Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP will hold a meeting followed by a joint press conference in the evening. The alliance will also elect the leader of joint legislative party in the meeting.

26 November 2019, 16:15 PM

According to sources, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat will take charge as the Deputy Chief Minister. 

26 November 2019, 16:10 PM

Devendra Fadnavis leaves for Raj Bhavan to submit resignation to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. 

26 November 2019, 16:02 PM

Devendra Fadnavis slam Shiv Sena in his press conference said, "People who never stepped outside Matoshree(Thackeray residence) were going door to door to make government with NCP and Congress."

26 November 2019, 16:00 PM

Devendra Fadnavis to go to Raj Bhavan and tender resignation after the press conference. 

26 November 2019, 15:58 PM

Devendra Fadnavis said, ''BJP will work as an effective opposition and try to raise the voice of people in the House.''


26 November 2019, 15:55 PM

Devendra Fadnavis said, "We had decided that we will never indulge in horse-trading and will never try to break away any MLA. Those who said that we indulge in horse-trading bought the entire horse stable.'' 

26 November 2019, 15:54 PM

Devendra Fadnavis mocks the NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance in his press conference, saying the three-wheeled government will not last long.

26 November 2019, 15:51 PM

 In reaction to the latest developments over the government formation in Maharashtra, Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel tweets as:  

26 November 2019, 15:48 PM

Devendra Fadnavis said, ''Shiv Sena started bargaining for the CM post from day one after the election results were declared.''


26 November 2019, 15:46 PM

Devendra Fadnavis said, "The hunger for power is such that Shiv Sena leaders are even willing to ally with Sonia Gandhi.''

26 November 2019, 15:45 PM

Three days after taking oath Maharashtra CM and Deputy CM resign. 

26 November 2019, 15:44 PM

Devendra Fadnavis said in his press conference, '' Will submit resignation to the governor, as we don't have the majority.''

26 November 2019, 15:42 PM

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. 

26 November 2019, 15:40 PM

Devendra Fadnavis said, ''we formed government to respect the mandate''. He added, " Shiv Sena has made a laughing stock of itself.''


26 November 2019, 15:37 PM

Devendra Fadnavis in his press conference said, ''There was no talk with the Shiv Sena to have a rotational CM for two and a half years each.''

26 November 2019, 15:36 PM

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance got absolute majority in Maharashtra election says, Devendra Fadnavis. He added that the BJP was the single largest party. 

26 November 2019, 15:36 PM

Devendra Fadnavis' first media briefing after the Supreme Court ordered floor test. 

26 November 2019, 15:31 PM

Devendra Fadnavis address to media begins. 

26 November 2019, 15:30 PM

Sanjay Raut says Uddhav Thackeray will Maharashtra CM for the next 5 years.

26 November 2019, 15:13 PM

NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena meeting delayed by 1 hour, to take place at 6 pm instead of 5 pm in Mumbai's Trident Hotel.