President's Rule imposed in Maharashtra | Live Updates on Maharashtra Government Formation


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20:00 - Uddhav Thackeray addressed the media gathering after a meeting with his MLAs

Uddhav Thackeray said that they wanted 48 hours time but were given only 24.He even took a jibe at Maharashtra governor's and said instead of 48 hours they have been given 6 months. He also added that they also need clarity on issues just like NCP and Congress. 


19:41: Congress and NCP address a joint press conference after their meeting

While talking to the media Ahmed Patel termed the imposition of President's Rule in Maharashtra as "anti-democratic". He also raised the point that Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had not called Congress to form the government, despite being the fourth largest party in the state.

Talking about forming an alliance with NCP and Shiv Sena for government formation, he said, "We will not form an alliance in haste". He shared that a common minimum programme has to be worked out. 

19:34 - Kapil Sibal condemns President's Rule in Maharashtra

While talking to Times Now, he was seen saying, “We have been seeing the way governors are functioning since 2014. The conduct of both the Governor and the centre is in unison so that horse-trading can take place. Impose President’s Rule, get some time and then use money power to get other legislators on board. They want to do a repeat of Karnataka. It is highly immoral". 

Shiv Sena had approached the senior Congress leader to present their side in Supreme Court.

18:20 Rotational CM with NCP and Deputy CM from Cong
As per India Today, NCP wants a rotational CM and it has proposed for deputy chief minister from Congress party for five years.

17:42 Congress delegation has reached Y B Chavan Centre to discuss government formation with NCP leader Sharad Pawar

17:32: President Ram Nath Kovind has signed the proclamation for the imposition of central rule in Maharashtra.


17:20: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray along with son Aditya Thackeray leaves for Hotel Retreat

16:54: Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal arrive in Mumbai

16:50: NCP likely to file a plea in Supreme Court over Governor's letter

16:46: Home Ministry to hold a press briefing at 5:30 pm

16:44: According to Times Now, NCP wants to strike a 50:50 deal while Congress wants demands 11 cabinet berths.

16:29: Advocate Sunil Fernandez has filed the plea for Shiv Sena

16:20 Cong MLA's slam the Governor for recommending President’s Rule in Maharashtra.

Randeep Singh Sujewala has posted a three-part tweet criticizing the Governor's move

- Shiv Sena approach the Supreme Court over Governor's letter 
Shiv Sena has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against Maharashtra governor's "unconstitutional" refusal to grant the party three days' time to stake a claim and form government

- Kapil Sibbal to present Shiv Sena's side in Supreme Court

-Governor of Maharashtra submits the report for President's Rule:

-According to sources, NCP has asked for a time extension

- Sanjay Raut says they will succeed

Sanjay Raut on Twitter quoted a few lines from the poem written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan in Hindi saying that his party will not give up and will succeed.

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