Maharashtra political crisis

Maharashtra floor test: Kalidas Kolambkar, Babanrao Pachpute, Balasaheb Thorat - Who will be pro-tem speaker?

As per the conventions, the seniormost MLA is usually appointed the pro-tem speaker. In the current Assembly, state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat is the seniormost MLA with eight terms behind him, but BJP's Babanrao Pachpute and Kalidas Kolambkar can also be in line. While other senior leaders who are likely to in the fray are - Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil (BJP), KC Padvi and Dilip Walse-Patil (Congress). 

Nov 26, 2019, 13:34 PM IST

Ahead of Supreme Court verdict on Maharashtra floor test, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, BJP's Bhupendra Yadav spotted at same hotel

The development took place just a few hours before the Supreme Court will announce its decision on a petition challenging the government formation by the BJP in Maharashtra. The newly-formed alliance between the Congress, Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had submitted the joint petition before the SC against the decision of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to invite the BJP to form government in the state. 

Nov 26, 2019, 09:36 AM IST

Maharashtra Drama: SC to pass order tomorrow at 10:30 AM

SC to pass order tomorrow at 10:30 AM on Maharashtra Political crisis

Nov 24, 2019, 13:58 PM IST

Maharashtra suspense continues, Congress, NCP favour Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as CM

While it is clear that the CM will be from Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are not in favour of the name being suggested by Uddhav's party for the top post. Pawar had urged Uddhav to be the CM but he seems to have rejected the proposal. Initially, Shiv Sena leaders also wanted their boss to get the CM's post but after he refused to take it up, most of the party leaders voted in favour of Eknath Shinde and meanwhile, Subhash Desai's name also cropped up. 

Nov 22, 2019, 14:22 PM IST

Shiv Sena favours Eknath Shinde as Maharashtra CM, Uddhav Thackeray to take final call

On Thursday, sources said that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is likely to be the CM. NCP president Sharad Pawar has also urged Uddhav to become the CM for smooth functioning of the government but meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's name also popped up. And now, there is a strong buzz that the party is in favour of giving the top post to senior leader Eknath Shinde. 

Nov 22, 2019, 12:58 PM IST

Sharad Pawar requests Uddhav Thackeray to be Maharashtra CM in midnight meeting in Mumbai

Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit met Uddhav, his son Aditya Thackeray and senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut at his Mumbai residence, wherein he said that if Uddhav becomes the CM, it will be easy to run the government.

Nov 22, 2019, 11:32 AM IST

Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress finalise names of Maharashtra cabinet ministers; Eknath Shinde, Balasaheb Thorat, Ajit Pawar to get key ministeries

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are currently busy finalising names of their respective cabinet ministers. Sources on Friday said that Sena and NCP will have 15 ministers each in the coalition government while Congress has settled on 12. 

Nov 22, 2019, 10:29 AM IST

Uddhav Thackeray may become CM of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar, Balasaheb Thorat to be his deputies

As Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are all set to form government in Maharashtra, sources on Thursday said that the chief minister's post is likely to go in Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's kitty while the other two parties have settled for deputy CM's chair. 

Nov 21, 2019, 15:39 PM IST

Shiv Sena ready to become 'secular' to seal Maharashtra deal with Congress, NCP

"India's Preamble has the word 'secular'. Shiv Sena follows the Constitution. All the farmers and the common people should be given help irrespective of their religion. Shivaji Maharaj made his kingdom by taking all communities together," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said at a press conference. 

Nov 21, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

'Bure hi thik hain...', tweets Sanjay Raut amid Maharashtra politicial crisis

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who has been quite actively posting his opinions on Twitter over the current political scenario in Maharashtra, on Thursday, in a veiled attack, once again took a dig at former ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and tweeted to say, "Hum bure hi thik hain, jab acche the toh kaun sa medal mil gaya."

Nov 21, 2019, 10:31 AM IST

Maharashtra picture will be clear soon, strong government to be formed before December, claims Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut

Sanjay Raut also exuded confidence that Shiv Sena, along with NCP and Congress, will form a 'strong' government in Maharashtra before December.

Nov 20, 2019, 11:08 AM IST

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to meet PM Modi on Wednesday to discuss farmers' distress amid Maharashtra political crisis

Their meeting is scheduled to take place at 12.40 pm and is also likely to be attended by Shiv Sena MPs. 

Nov 20, 2019, 09:46 AM IST

Maharashtra political crisis: Congress-NCP likely to hold talks again, Shiv Sena to discuss govt formation within party

On the other hand, BJP has adopted a wait and watch policy on the entire scenario and sources added that the party will take the next step only after Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena finalise a deal. 

Nov 19, 2019, 10:42 AM IST

Maharashtra political crisis: Sharad Pawar calls core committee meeting in Pune on Sunday, to meet Sonia Gandhi on Monday now

The core committee meeting will be held at Sharad Pawar's Pune residence at 4 pm and he is expected to take a flight to Delhi in the night. At the meeting with Sonia Gandhi, the Congress and NCP are also likely to take a final call on the draft Common Minimum Programme (CMP) agreed by their respective parties and the Shiv Sena for the proposed coalition government in Maharashtra.

Nov 16, 2019, 20:59 PM IST

Seating arrangement of Shiv Sena MPs changed in Parliament after break-up with BJP, to sit in opposition now

Rajya Sabha sources said that Shiv Sena MPs Sanjay Raut and Anil Desai will now sit in the opposition benches during the Winter Session of Parliament, which begins on Monday. Shiv Sena has three MPs in the Upper House of the Parliament.

Nov 16, 2019, 18:18 PM IST

Maharashtra deadlock: Meeting of Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena delegation with Governor postponed till further notice

A delegation from the three parties was supposed to have a meeting with the Governor at 4:30 pm.

Nov 16, 2019, 16:37 PM IST

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress finalise common draft; BJP still confident of forming government

Sources informed that Devendra Fadnavis has also assured the MLAs that they will ultimately form the government in the state. 

Nov 14, 2019, 23:28 PM IST

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 challenge to Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress: Approach Maharashtra Governor if you have majority

Amit Shah said, "We were ready to form the government with the Shiv Sena. But there were certain things of Shiv Sena we could not have agreed." 

Nov 13, 2019, 23:27 PM 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