A day after Uddhav Thackeray met NCP president Sharad Pawar, the Shiv Sena on Friday, 22 November, announced that the chief minister will be from their party.
The Congress on Thursday said that the government formation talks between the three parties have entered the ‘last leg’.
The Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena are scheduled to meet in Mumbai at 4 pm later in the day.
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- Sharad Pawar met PM Modi in the parliament premises on 21 November
- Maharashtra has been under President’s rule since 12 November after no party or alliance staked claim to form government or conveyed support from enough MLAs to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
- Sena accuses BJP of reneging on their pre-poll agreement of a 50:50 power split
- BJP won 105 seats, while Shiv Sena won 56 in the Assembly elections
- Opposition Congress won 44 seats, while NCP won 54
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Sonia to Chair CWC Over Maharashtra Situation
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BJP Arrogant Enough to Sit in Oppn But Won’t Honour Promises: Sena
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday, 11 November said that the BJP was “arrogant” enough to sit in the Opposition but wasn’t willing to honour promises made before the Lok Sabha polls.
“It is BJP's arrogance that they are refusing to form government in Maharashtra. It is an insult to the people of Maharashtra. They are willing to sit in opposition, but they are reluctant to follow the 50-50 formula, for which they agreed before polls,” he said.