Maharashtra: NCP Denies BJP Alliance, Ajit Pawar Meets Fadnavis
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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, clearing the air over talks of his party's support to BJP in Maharashtra, said on Sunday, 24 November, that there is no question of forming an alliance with the ruling party.
Earlier, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter after assuming charge, adding that the state will see a stable BJP-NCP government.
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- Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar were sworn in by Governor Koshyari at a hush hush ceremony in Mumbai, leading to lifting of the President’s rule in the state.
- Ajit removed as NCP Legislative Party Leader and replaced by Jayant Patil
- Sena moved its 55 MLAs to a hotel in Mumbai, the NCP did the same, indicating return to ‘resort politics’
- In the polls, BJP won 105 seats, while the Shiv Sena won 56. Opposition Congress won 44 seats, while the NCP won in 54 constituencies
Senior Congress Leaders to Meet NCP, Sena on Friday
Congress leaders KC Venugopal, Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge will be going to Mumbai on Friday for a meeting with Shiv Sena and NCP for discussion over modalities of government formation in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra CM Will Be From Shiv Sena, Says Raut
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.
“There will be a Shiv Sena chief minister for full 5 years.”Sanjay Raut
NCP Never Demanded CM Post: Congress
Congress leader Manikrao Thakre said that the NCP never demanded the post of the chief minister.
“It is almost final that the next Maharashtra Chief Minister will be from Shiv Sena. NCP has never demanded the position of Chief Minister,” he said.
Congress-NCP Meeting Underway
The Congress and the NCP leaders along with smaller allies met in Mumbai amid government formation talks.
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