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
NCP Claims Support of All MLAs
Speaking to ANI, NCP leader Nawab Malik said 52 MLAs of the party have came back to them while one more is in touch.
Ajit Pawar Meets Fadnavis; CMO Says They Discussed Farmers’ Issues
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar met on Sunday, 24 November and discussed on various measures for additional support and assistance to unseasonal rain affected farmers, the Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office official Twitter handle said.
"Tomorrow it will be further discussed with the Chief Secretary and Finance Secretary," it added.
NCP MLAs Reach Hyatt Mumbai from Renaissance
The bus carrying Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs reaches Hotel Hyatt from Hotel Renaissance, where the MLAs were lodged earlier.
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