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Maharashtra Govt-formation LIVE Updates: President's Rule Imposed

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has invited the Shiv Sena, which has 56 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, to stake claim to form a government by 7.30 pm on Monday.

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Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has invited the Shiv Sena, which has 56 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, to stake claim to form a government by 7.30 pm on Monday.
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20:35 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 8:20 PM

Highlights of the press brief held by Shiv Sena's Uddhav and Aaditya Thackeray:

  • We can still for the government, in talks with NCP and Congress: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
  • BJP-Shiv Sena were together for many years but now Shiv Sena has to go with Congress-NCP. We'll hold further talks with both of them.
  • Why are you in such a hurry? It's politics. 6 months' time has been given (President's Rule). I didn't finish the BJP option, it was BJP itself which did that..."

 

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20:35 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 8:02 PM

Highlights of the joint press brief held by senior NCP and Congress leaders: 

  • Yesterday, Sonia Gandhi was called for the first time asking for support. Some points still need clarity and then only we can come to any conclusion: Ahmed Patel, Congress.
  • BJP, Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party got an invitation from the Governor to prove the majority. But Congress did not get an invitation. We condemn it: Ahmed Patel, Congress
  • We are in no hurry. We will hold discussions with Congress and then take a decision (to support Shiv Sena): Sharad Pawar, NCP
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19:00 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 6:47 PM

Senior Congress leaders and senior NCP delegation hold a joint meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday after the imposition of President's rule in Maharashtra.

 

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17:56 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 5:56 PM

After 20 days of power instability, President Ram Nath Kovind, on Tuesday, has accepted the Maharashtra Governor's recommendation and implemented President's rule in the state. The move came after Governor BS Koshyari told Centre that none of the parties--BJP, Shiv Sena, and NCP could claim a majority to form the government. 
 

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17:46 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 5:44 PM

After the Governor's recommendation and a nod from the Union Cabinet, President's rule has been imposed in Maharashtra. 

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17:30 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 5:27 PM

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday moved the SC challenging the Maharashtra governor's decision of not granting it the three days to submit the letter of support for government formation in the state. In the petition, they mentioned that the Governor did not allocate them enough time to stake a claim to form the Maharashtra government

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16:35 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 4:32 PM

Sources report that Ministry of Home Affiars (MHA) will hold a press briefing at 5:30 PM on the Governor's recommendation to impose President's rule in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, sources also report that Supreme Court is unlikely to hear Shiv Sena's petition challenging the governor's recommendation.

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15:47 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 3:46 PM

Congress senior leader Kapil Sibal will argue for Shiv Sena, as the saffron party has moved the Supreme Court challenging the imposition of President's rule in the state, recommended by the Governor. 

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15:13 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 3:07 PM

Shiv Sena filed an official petition to the Supreme Court stating that the Maharashtra government did not give them the appropriate time to allow them to form a government. In the letter, they compared to the time that was allotted to the BJP by the Governor to stake a claim.  

Three days' time was given to the BJP to form the government, which they refused on Sunday. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena, the second-largest party was not even given one day to do the same.  

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14:52 IST, November 12th 2019
Update at 2:52 PM

President's rule in Maharashtra

After the Governor's recommendation of imposing a Presidential rule in Maharashtra on Tuesday, PM Modi-led Cabinet meeting too gave a nod to the proposal. 

Meanwhile, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has sent a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recommending President Rule in the state, said sources. As per sources, the governor is of opinion that no party - be it BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress or NCP can give a stable government in the state. Using his prerogative, the governor has sent the report to the President, via MHA. 

READ| Union cabinet gives approval for President's rule in Maharashtra