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Economic Times | 13 Nov, 2019 | 03.28PM IST

President's rule in Maharashtra LIVE News: Congress, NCP keep Shiv Sena hanging; Uddhav talks of common minimum programme

Imposition of president's rule need not hamper govt formation, as any side can still stake claim.

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11:05 PM

President's rule in Maharashtra due to stubbornness of Sena: BJP

09:49 PM

Sena, NCP & Cong will work out formula for govt formation: Thackeray

09:49 PM

No decision on supporting Shiv Sena yet: Congress-NCP

08:38 PM

Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in a press note: President's rule is unfortunate but we expect that Maharashtra will get a stable government soon.

08:18 PM

Narayan Rane: Don't think Sena will be able to form a govt with Congress and NCP. : BJP will try to form government. Devendra Fadnavis is putting in all efforts in this direction.

08:17 PM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray reacts to a question 'Is the BJP option completely finished?'. Says, "Why are you in such a hurry? It's politics. 6 months time has been given (President's Rule). I didn't finish the BJP option, it was BJP itself which did that..."

08:14 PM

Uddhav: BJP-Shiv Sena were together for many yrs but now Shiv Sena has to go with Congress-NCP. We'll hold further talks with both of them. I would like to thank Arvind Sawant, many people have lust for ministerial post but he isn't like that. Proud of him.

08:10 PM

Uddhav: Forming a govt in Maharashtra is no joke. Especially between parties of different ideologies. There are lots of things to be discussed and sorted out... There are still 6 months.

08:07 PM

Uddhav: BJP 's Hindutva is fake. Hindutva is also about keeping promises. They are not following the truth.

08:05 PM

Uddhav: If BJP-PDP, or BJP-TDP or BJP-JDU can come together, then we can try for forming a govt with Congress and BJP who are of different ideologies . After chalking out a CMP we will stake claim again.

08:03 PM

Uddhav: Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena will sit together and decide on a common minimum programme.

08:02 PM

Uddhav Thackeray: Our claim to form government is still valid

08:01 PM

Uddhav, Shiv Sena chief: Yesterday we formally requested Congress-NCP for their support to form the government. We needed 48 hours, but the Governor didn't give us time. Govenor had given us only 24 hours. Which is less than that for BJP.

07:56 PM

Uddhav Thackeray to talk to media in a short while.

07:55 PM

Sharad Pawar: We first have to decide whether the government has to be made or not. What framework for the government, what would be the agenda.

07:52 PM

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar: We are in no hurry. We will hold discussions with Congress and then take a decision (on whether to support Shiv Sena).

07:43 PM

Ahmed Patel: After we discuss and have clarity with NCP, we will talk to Shiv Sena.

07:43 PM

Ahmed Patel: Without clarity between us on many points how can we reach as far as Common Minimum Programme?

07:42 PM

Ahmed Patel: We discussed yesterday Sena's proposal and came to the conclusion that there were many points which needed clarity.

07:40 PM

Ahmed Patel: The way President's rule was recommended, I condemn it. This government has violated the SC guidelines on President's rule on several occasions in in the last 5 years. This ( prez rule) is mockery of democracy and the Constitution.

07:37 PM

Praful Patel with the mike saying the senior leaders of Congress and NCP discussed current political developments. Before taking such an important decision we wanted to be clear on many things. We need extensive talks

07:33 PM

Congress-NCP to address press meet now. Sharad Pawar, Ahmed Patel, Kharge present

07:32 PM

Uddhav Thackeray tells his MLAs there is nothing to worry about President's rule, can form govt anytime: Times Now

07:15 PM

Shiv Sena lawyer: SC has asked us to mention the writ that we filed tomorrow morning at 10.30 before court. They have informed us that it will not be possible to constitute a bench today . The fresh/second petition challenging the imposition of President Rule is being readied. The decision on when to file it will be taken tomorrow.

07:11 PM

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was given till 8 pm time to prove its ability (to form government in Maharashtra). This decision has been taken under pressure of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister. We have objections on it.

- Digvijaya Singh

07:10 PM

Asked if the Governor has referred to any apprehensions of horse-trading in his report, officials told PTI said there is no such mention "expressly".

07:08 PM

What Article 356 (1) says

As per Article 356(1): "If the President, on receipt of report from the Governor of the State or otherwise, is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the President may by Proclamation (a) assume to himself all or any of the functions of the Government of the State and all or any of the powers vested in or exercisable by the Governor or any body or authority in the State other than the Legislature of the State; (b) declare that the powers of the Legislature of the State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of Parliament;...."
07:06 PM

In Maharashtra, the Governor had given time till 8:30 pm today to NCP to prove to him that they can command a majority. But before that deadline expired, he sends a recommendation to the Centre saying that no government formation is possible and so President's Rule should be imposed. You yourself gave that time. This is something unacceptable.

- Sitaram Yechury

07:03 PM

Shiv Sena's lawyer Sunil Fernandes says, "SC registry has said they may mention the matter tomorrow before the court, for urgent hearing. Fresh/second petition challenging the imposition of President's Rule is being readied. The decision on when to file it will be taken tomorrow".

07:02 PM

Cabinet okayed governor's report before PM Modi left for BRICS

The governor's report was examined by the Union Cabinet chaired Prime Minister Narendra Modi which decided to recommend a proclamation under Article 356 (1), thereby imposing President's rule in Maharashtra and keeping the Assembly in suspended animation. Shortly after that, PM Modi left for BRICS summit in Brazil
06:52 PM

Congress-NCP to address the media shortly

06:36 PM

No decision taken yet by SC registry on listing Shiv Sena's petition for hearing

The Supreme Court registry is yet to take a call on placing the petition filed by the Shiv Sena before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on their plea for according an urgent hearing on Tuesday itself. An official source told PTI that there is some defect in the petition and the judicial branch of the the apex court registry is working with the advocate-on-record who has filed the petition to cure the defect. The official said that the decision to place the matter before the CJI will be taken only after the defects are cured.
06:35 PM

Uddhav and Aaditya Thackeray are now at Hotel Retreat to talk to MLAs

06:28 PM

Will take steps after going through Shiv Sena's petition: Maharashtra govt counsel

After Shiv Sena filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Maharashtra government standing counsel, Nishant Katneshwarkar said appropriate steps will be taken after going through Shiv Sena's petition. "I came to know about the filing of a petition by Shiv Sena challenging a communication by the Governor by which its claim has been rejected with regard to the formation of the government. We will take appropriate steps after going through the prayers and grounds in the petition," Katneshwarkar told ANI.
06:00 PM

Governor's report said that he has made all efforts to form the govt. The situation has been reached that it is not possible to form a stable govt in the state: Officials cite guv report to MHA.

06:00 PM

President's rule imposed in Maharashtra

05:43 PM

The Maharashtra state assembly has been placed in suspended animation

05:35 PM

President Ram Nath Kovind signs recommendation imposing president's rule in Maharashtra

05:20 PM

We will file a second petition today itself if the President's rule is imposed in the state.

- Shiv Sena's lawyer

05:10 PM

Unashamedly dishonest: Cong slams governor's move

Congress spokesperson Surjewala: Governor Koshiyari has committed a grave travesty of the democracy & made a mockery of the Constitutional process in reccomending President’s Rule in Maharashtra.
Four grave violations of the Constitutional Scheme, as expressed in SR Bommai judgment, stand out.

In absence of any single party having majority In Maharashtra, Gov should have called;

1. Single largest pre poll alliance i.e BJP-Shiv Sena together;


2. Second largest post poll alliance i.e Congress-NCP;

3. In case Gov called individual parties, why did he not call INC?

And above all;

4. Why the completely arbitrary allotment of time? 48 hours to BJP, 24 hrs to Sena & not even 24 hours to NCP, before the Presidents Rule

This is unashamedly dishonest & politically motivated
04:56 PM

Home secretary AK Bhalla leaves North Block for President's house. Orders declaring president's rule in Maharashtra to be issued shortly. ( ET Bureau)

04:53 PM

Dishonest and politically motivated: Cong on governor's move

04:49 PM

I condemn this action which has been taken in a hurry without exhausting all options. This raises questions about the governor's impartiality. This also raises doubt whether the governor is acting under pressure.

- Maharashtra Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant

04:47 PM

Maharashtra governor has committed grave travesty, mocked Constitutional process in recommending President's rule: Cong spokesperson.

04:41 PM

Sena moves SC against Guv's refusal for extra time to submit letter of support

04:20 PM

Shiv Sena's plea in SC: Give us reasonable time

Sena's plea in SC: Pass an appropriate writ/order/direction to the Hon’ble Governor granting reasonable time to the Petitioner to prima facie demonstrate to the Governor that it has the requisite support to form the Government in Maharashtra.
04:16 PM

Sena's plea in SC: Quash the governor's order

Sena's plea in SC: Pass an appropriate writ/order/direction quashing the order of the Hon’ble Governor dated 11.11.2019 declining three days’ time to the Petitioner for providing letters of support in support of its claim to form the Government in the State of Maharashtra
04:14 PM

Sena's plea in SC: Declare governor's move unconstitutional and void

Sena's plea in SC: Pass an appropriate writ/order/direction quashing the decision of the Hon’ble Governor dated 11.11.2019 rejecting the claim of the Petitioner to form the Government in the State of Maharashtra and declare the action of the Hon’ble Governor as unconstitutional, arbitrary, illegal, void-ab-initio, and violative of Article 14 of Constitution of India.
04:11 PM

Sena's petition says: Despite these developments and the talks of the Petitioner with the various stake holders in an advanced stage being communicated to the Hon’ble Governor on 11.11.2019, the latter has chosen to fast-forward the process, thereby depriving the Petitioner an opportunity to form the Government in the State.

04:10 PM

Sena's petition says: Shiv Sena/ Petitioner has been in advanced talks for government formation with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as well as the Indian National Congress (INC).

04:09 PM

Sena's petition says: The Petitioners are given to understand that Respondent Nos. 3( NCP) and 4 ( Congress)herein are principally willingly to support the Petitioners in forming the government in the State of Maharashtra.

04:07 PM

Today is court holiday , but the Shiv Sena is pushing for a hearing today itself.

04:04 PM

5 reasons why Guv recommended President’s rule in state

04:02 PM

Pawar, Thackeray visit Lilavati Hospital to meet Sanjay Raut

04:00 PM

Shiv Sena's plea in SC says that the governor decision to deny the Shiv Sena-Congress an opportunity to prove their majority is arbitrary.

03:51 PM

What the Governor's press statement says

The press release from the governor reads: The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari having been satisfied that as the government of the Ste of Maharashtra cannot be carried on in accordance with the Constitution, has today submitted a report as contemplated by the provisions of Art.356 of the Constitution.
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