Uddhav to Take Oath as CM, NCP Gets Deputy CM, Speaker from Cong
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Maharashtra CM-candidate Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday, 27 November invited PM Modi for his oath-taking ceremony over a phone call, their first conversation after the Sena broke alliance with the BJP and parted ways with the NDA.
Earlier, NCP leaders Praful Patel announced that the Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly will be from Congress and the Deputy CM of the state will be from NCP.
Maharashtra Congress Chief Balasaheb Thorat, on Wednesday, said that the sharing of portfolios within the alliance partners will be decided over the next couple of days.
Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn in as the CM on Thursday.
- Kalidas Kolambkar, who has been appointed as the pro tem speaker administered the MLAs’ oath
- BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis earlier submitted his resignation from the post of Maharashtra CM to Governor Koshyari
- Fadnavis’ resignation came hours after Ajit Pawar withdrew support following the SC order to conduct floor test by Wednesday
What Has Happened So Far
In an unprecedented special hearing on Sunday, a Supreme Court Bench rejected the plea by the 3-party combine to direct the Devendra Fadnavis government to undertake the floor test within 24 hours, saying this issue would be dealt with only after perusing the two letters.
The apex court said the plea of the post-poll alliance, 'Maha Vikas Aghadi', seeking a direction to the Governor to invite them to form government under the leadership of Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray would not be considered for the present.
Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar were sworn in by Koshyari at 8 am on Saturday, 23 November, in Raj Bhavan in Mumbai after dramatic midnight developments, leading to the lifting of President’s rule.
The BJP was propped up by NCP's Ajit Pawar who revolted against his party headed by his uncle Sharad Pawar. The junior Pawar was made the deputy chief minister.
The top court also issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra government, Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar on the petition filed on Saturday night by the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party(NCP)-Congress combine against the Governor's decision to swear in the BJP leader as the chief minister.
Ajit Pawar Meets Fadnavis; CMO Says They Discussed Farmers' Issues
After remaining ensconced in his south Mumbai residence throughout Sunday, 24 November, NCP leader and newly anointed Deputy CM Ajit Pawar met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis late night and held closed-door discussions.
In a statement late on Sunday, the Maharashtra CMO said the Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar discussed farmers’ distress in the state.
Senior BJP leaders Chandrakant Patil, Vinod Tawade and Girish Mahajan attended the meeting held at the official residence of the chief minister, the party sources said.
Two 'Missing' NCP MLAs Return to Mumbai
Two out of the four NCP MLAs – Anil Patil and Daulat Daroda who were reportedly missing, have now arrived in Mumbai. The MLAs were staying in a hotel in Haryana's Gurugram, reported ANI.
NCP's Bhujbal Reaches Ajit Pawar's Residence
NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal reaches Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's residence “to talk to him.”
Meanwhile, NCP leader Nawab Malik said that Ajit Pawar must resgin from the party.
“We have support of 165 MLAs and 53 NCP MLAs are with us. Ajit Pawar has done a mistake, he should resign.”Nawab Malik, NCP Leader
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01:49 PM, 26 NovSena-NCP-Cong to Hold Joint Meeting at 5:00 pm
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02:36 PM, 26 Nov'NDA Doesn't Have Majority,' Ramdas Athawale Reveals
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03:37 PM, 26 NovShiv Sena Realised Bargaining Power: Fadnavis
03:41 PM, 26 NovShiv Sena Threatened BJP to Go With Anyone If Demands Not Met: Fadnavis
03:46 PM, 26 NovWill Not Poach MLAs, Don't Have the Numbers: Fadnavis
03:49 PM, 26 NovNCP-Shiv Sena-Congress Alliance Will Crumble: Fadnavis
03:51 PM, 26 NovBJP Will Work as Effective Opposition: Fadnavis
03:57 PM, 26 NovWill Never Indulge in Horse Trading: Fadnavis
04:08 PM, 26 NovFadnavis Leaves for Governor's Residence to Give Resignation Letter
04:10 PM, 26 NovAjit Pawar Resigned Due to Personal Reasons: Fadnavis
04:12 PM, 26 NovFadnavis at Governor's Residence
04:32 PM, 26 NovDemand Uddhav Thackeray be Invited to Form Govt Immediately: Chavan
04:33 PM, 26 NovAhmed Patel to Leave for Mumbai Today
04:37 PM, 26 NovFadnavis Submits Resignation
04:49 PM, 26 NovFadnavis' Resignation Victory of People of Maharashtra: Nawab Malik
05:04 PM, 26 NovBJP's Kalidas Kolambkar Likely to be Pro Tem Speaker: Reports
05:10 PM, 26 NovKalidas Kolambkar to be Pro Tem Speaker, to Take Oath Shortly
05:19 PM, 26 NovMaharashtra Governor Should Invite Sena-NCP-Cong to Form Govt: Manish Tewari
05:26 PM, 26 NovFadnavis Submits Resignation, to Remain Caretaker CM
05:30 PM, 26 NovBJP's Kalidas Kolambkar Appointed Pro Tem Speaker of Assembly
05:35 PM, 26 NovConstitution Being Attacked, Not Protected: Kapil Sibal
05:49 PM, 26 NovSharad Pawar Said Uddhav Will be CM: Nawab Malik
05:51 PM, 26 NovShiv Sena-Congress-NCP to Meet at 6 pm Today: Nawab Malik
05:52 PM, 26 NovNew Session of Maharashtra Assembly From 8 am Tomorrow: Pro Tem Speaker
06:41 PM, 26 NovCong-Shiv Sena-NCP Meeting to Begin Shortly
06:52 PM, 26 NovSC Upheld Spirit of Constitution: Mamata
07:05 PM, 26 NovAjit Pawar to Skip Today's Meeting: Jayant Patil
07:25 PM, 26 NovUddhav Thackeray to Take Oath as CM on 1 December: Reports
07:32 PM, 26 NovResolution to Form 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' Passed
07:48 PM, 26 NovWant Uddhav to Lead Alliance as CM: Jayant Patil
07:56 PM, 26 NovUddhav Thackeray Selected as Maha Vikas Aghadi's CM Candidate
08:08 PM, 26 NovUddhav's Swearing-In Ceremony to Take Place on 1 December: Sharad Pawar
08:17 PM, 26 Nov'Never Dreamt of Leading State': Uddhav Thackeray
08:29 PM, 26 NovNCP-Sena-Congress to Stake Claim at 9 PM: Report
12:16 AM, 26 NovMaharashtra Guv Writes to Uddhav Thackeray Over Swearing-in on 28 Nov
08:37 AM, 27 NovMaharashtra MLAs Sworn In
08:44 AM, 27 NovAjit Pawar Back In NCP Fold
10:19 AM, 27 NovSena, NCP, Cong to Decide Portfolio-Sharing in 2 Days: Thorat
11:53 AM, 27 NovCommitted to Making New Maharashtra: Aaditya Thackeray After Taking Oath
03:28 PM, 27 NovHC Raises Security Concern over Uddhav Thackeray's Oath-Taking Ceremony at Shivaji Park
03:31 PM, 27 NovTight Security for Uddhav Thackeray's Swearing in as CM
03:51 PM, 27 NovAjit Pawar Likely To Get Back Key NCP Post: Report
03:57 PM, 27 NovUddhav to Take Oath at 6.40 PM Tomorrow: Ajit Pawar
04:09 PM, 27 NovNCP-Cong Lured Shiv Sena With Maha CM Post: Amit Shah Lashes Out
04:20 PM, 27 NovInvitees for Uddhav Thackeray's Swearing-In Ceremony
04:28 PM, 27 NovAjit Pawar Attends Meeting of NCP MLAs
04:37 PM, 27 Nov'Ideology Doesn't Permit Me': Sena Leader Quits Over Tie-Up With Congress
05:35 PM, 27 NovSharing of Posts in Maharashtra Cabinet: Report
06:33 PM, 27 NovIt Was Not Revolt: Ajit Pawar on Backing Short-Lived BJP-Govt
06:35 PM, 27 NovBahujan Vikas Aghadi Declares Support for Maha Vikas Aghadi
08:29 PM, 27 NovAround 2,000 Police Personnel to Be Deployed at Shivaji Park Tomorrow
08:50 PM, 27 NovFadnavis Likely to Be Elected Leader of Opposition: Sources
09:10 PM, 27 NovKejriwal Will Not Attend Swearing in of Uddhav Thackeray
09:12 PM, 27 NovKamal Nath to Attend Uddhav's Swearing-In Ceremony
09:16 PM, 27 NovAaditya En Route to Delhi to Invite Sonia Gandhi for Swearing-In Ceremony
09:37 PM, 27 NovDeputy CM to be From NCP, Cong to Get Speaker: Praful Patel
09:44 PM, 27 NovAaditya Reaches Sonia Gandhi's Residence
09:51 PM, 27 NovAaditya Thackeray Meets Sonia Gandhi at Her Residence
10:06 PM, 27 NovAaditya Meets Manmohan Singh