Maharashtra Assembly election results 2019

Shiv Sena claims President's Rule in Maharashtra 'scripted', says Devendra Fadnavis sheds crocodile tears

"President's Rule has been twisted in the state and if someone sheds crocodile tears over the move, it should be considered as fake. Fadnavis, the former CM, has stated that he is upset that Maharashtra has been placed under President's Rule and calls it 'unfortunate'. He has also said that the political instability will result in an adverse consequence for in Maharashtra. All his statements are false," the article alleged. 

Nov 14, 2019, 10:37 AM IST

Amit Shah's stern message to Shiv Sena: BJP won't accept Maharashtra CM demand

n his first statement amid the political crisis that hit Maharashtra after the Assembly election 2019, Amit Shah on Wednesday made it clear that Devendra Fadnavis had been decided as the chief minister of the alliance and that no Shiv Sena leader objected to the proposal when it was announced.

Nov 13, 2019, 20:26 PM IST

Maharashtra comes under President's Rule as parties fail to form government

"It's been 15 days and I see no party in condition to form a government," Bhagat Singh Koshyari said in his report to President Ram Nath Kovind. He further said that he "made all efforts to make a government but as per the current situation, a stable government is not possible."

Nov 12, 2019, 18:06 PM IST

Shiv Sena challenges Maharashtra Governor's 24-hour deadline in Supreme Court

The development comes after the Union Cabinet recommended President's Rule in Maharashtra amid uncertainty over government formation. On Monday, Governor Koshyari met a delegation of Shiv Sena which expressed willingness to form a government in Maharashtra but he declined the party's request for a three-day extension for submitting requisite letters of support from Congress and the NCP. 

Nov 12, 2019, 15:46 PM IST

Amid uncertainty over government formation, Union Cabinet recommends President's Rule in Maharashtra: Sources

A meeting of the Union Cabinet was held in the afternoon, which was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If none of the parties come forward to form the government with a reasonable time, the Governor will recommend President's Rule in the state. 

Nov 12, 2019, 14:38 PM IST

Maharashtra Governor invites Devendra Fadnavis to form government, prove majority by November 11

The tenure of Maharashtra Assembly ends on Saturday. 

Nov 09, 2019, 19:57 PM IST

Temple in Ayodhya, government in Maharashtra: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut tweets after verdict

There has been a delay in government formation in Maharashtra due to a bitter political tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena over power-sharing. While the two parties fought the election together, a row erupted after the Shiv Sena demanded to form a government under the 50:50 formula and Chief Minister's post for 2.5 years. The BJP, however, rejected the proposal and said that Maharashtra will be led by them and Devendra Fadnavis will be the CM for the next five years. 

Nov 09, 2019, 14:06 PM IST

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari likely to invite BJP to form government in Maharashtra on Saturday: Sources

BJP, however, is not in favour of forming a minority government and source added that the party might reject the governor's invite to form the government. In the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, BJP, despite emerging as the single-largest party in the state, could not get a majority. In the election, BJP won 105 seats, Sena 56, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 54, and Congress 44.

Nov 09, 2019, 09:13 AM IST

BJP's Nitin Gadkari says ready to mediate but no 50:50 formula with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Nitin Gadkari said, "He is ready to mediate between the two parties but the government will be of BJP with Devendra Fadanvis as the Chief Minister."

Nov 08, 2019, 14:31 PM IST

NCP takes dig at BJP over Maharashtra crisis, says PM Modi, Amit Shah want to run the state from Centre

BJP has been able to form a government in Maharashtra despite emerging as the single-largest party as it failed to get majority. The party had a pre-poll alliance with Shiv Sena, but both of them are having a tussle over power-sharing. In such a case, the BJP and Sena are looking for outside opportunities to form government. 

Nov 08, 2019, 10:03 AM IST

Maharashtra deadlock: BJP attempts to end differences with Shiv Sena, sends Sambhaji Bhide to meet Uddhav Thackeray

Sambhaji Bhide is said to be a close aide of Maharashtra incumbent Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis. He was previously associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and later formed his own organisation Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan. 

Nov 08, 2019, 08:20 AM IST

Maharashtra Assembly's term ends November 9 but Devendra Fadnavis will remain in office: Sources

Even as the stalemate over government formation in Maharashtra continues, the sources asserted that there is no need to extend the tenure of the state government as it can continue its work till the process of government formation completes.

Nov 07, 2019, 18:15 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray guide of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, we will try to end Maharashtra deadlock: Sudhir Mungantiwar

Speaking to the media ahead of a BJP delegation meet with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Sudhir Mungantiwar said that BJP will try to solve the political differences with its Shiv Sena soon and added that Uddhav Thackeray is the guide of 'Mahayuti' (BJP and Sena alliance). 

Nov 07, 2019, 13:16 PM IST

Shiv Sena to shift newly-elected MLAs to Mumbai hotel as party fears poaching by BJP? No, says Sanjay Raut

The MLAs, as per reports, will be shifted to Trident Hotel and it is learnt that their phones will be confiscated so that they are not able to contact anyone. A common landline number will be provided to the MLAs to speak to their family members. 

Nov 07, 2019, 10:42 AM IST

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena divided over support to BJP; one faction wants deadlock to end, other adamant on 50:50 formula

Sources on Thursday informed that the Shiv Sena group which wants to iron out the differences, is firstly of the belief that a government without BJP will be "unstable" and secondly, it will be difficult for the party to explain to people, especially in the rural areas, why they ended their alliance. 

Nov 07, 2019, 08:44 AM IST

BJP to meet Governor on Thursday, Shiv Sena remains adamant on 50:50 formula

Earlier, speaking to reporters BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar had said, "A delegation led by party state president Chandrakant Patil will meet Governor in the morning. Today`s meeting was to discuss several things including implementation of relief packages for farmers, the party`s expansion and possibilities of the new party-state President."

Nov 06, 2019, 22:36 PM IST

Sharad Pawar dares Amit Shah to form government in Maharashtra, rules out possible alliance with Shiv Sena

Sharad Pawar met Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who has been targeting the BJP incessantly over government formation, in Mumbai on Wednesday to discuss the political uncertainty in the state. "I want to see how skilled Amit Shah is in connection with Maharashtra," Pawar told the press after meeting Raut.

Nov 06, 2019, 14:02 PM IST

NCP proposes 50:50 formula to Shiv Sena for government formation in Maharashtra: Sources

Under this proposal, NCP also put forward a condition that Shiv Sena will have to call off its alliance with the NDA government at the Centre and its leader Arvind Sawant, the only Sena minister in the Union government, should resign.

Nov 06, 2019, 10:44 AM IST

Amid bitter tussle with Shiv Sena over government formation, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur

The development came hours after Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil announced that a BJP-led government would be formed in Maharashtra very soon with Devendra Fadnavis as it's leader

Nov 06, 2019, 08:33 AM IST

'Delhi's pollution will not enter Maharashtra, decision will be taken here': Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut as power tussle with BJP continues

The BJP and Shiv Sena are locked in a bitter power tussle over seat-sharing in Maharashtra even 10 days after the election results were announced. Shiv Sena wants to form a coalition government under the 50:50 formula.

Nov 05, 2019, 10:51 AM IST