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As uncertainty mounts in Maharashtra, Supreme Court says it will give its order on state government formation tomorrow
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As uncertainty mounts in Maharashtra, Supreme Court says it will give its order on state government formation tomorrow

Apex Court said while hearing the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combines plea against the governor's decision to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister

Shiv Sena slams BJP in Saamana editorial, claims those who ditched 25-year-long friendship with ally will 'one day also dump Ajit Pawar'
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Shiv Sena slams BJP in Saamana editorial, claims those who ditched 25-year-long friendship with ally will 'one day also dump Ajit Pawar'

The Shiv Sena on Monday launched a scathing attack on the BJP, saying those who did not respect their 25-year-long friendship with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party will one day dump NCP leader Ajit Pawar as well

Daily Bulletin: Centre to submit Devendra Fadnavis' letter claiming majority, governor's invitation to form govt in SC today; FM to introduce bills on corporate tax in Lok Sabha; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Centre to submit Devendra Fadnavis' letter claiming majority, governor's invitation to form govt in SC today; FM to introduce bills on corporate tax in Lok Sabha; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: SC asks Centre to place letters of governor revoking President's Rule, inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form govt; apex court to hear case today; Jharkhand Assembly elections 2019: Narendra Modi to address poll-bound Daltonganj, Gumla today; day's top stories

Maharashtra political crisis: Congress-Shiv Sena-NCP in consolidation mode as BJP adopts wait-and-watch approach; SC to hear case today
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Maharashtra political crisis: Congress-Shiv Sena-NCP in consolidation mode as BJP adopts wait-and-watch approach; SC to hear case today

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to place before it on Monday morning the letters of the governor recommending revocation of President's Rule and inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form government in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra govt formation: Congress alleges BJP 'running away' from floor test as it doesn't have required numbers
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Maharashtra govt formation: Congress alleges BJP 'running away' from floor test as it doesn't have required numbers

On Sunday morning, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the chief minister and Ajit Pawar of the NCP was sworn-in as the deputy chief minister.

From 'WTFadnavis to We the idiots', how national newspapers highlighted latest plot twist in Maharashtra political tale
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From 'WTFadnavis to We the idiots', how national newspapers highlighted latest plot twist in Maharashtra political tale

On Sunday, newspapers carried headlines commenting on the stunning developments in Maharashtra on Saturday.

Maharashtra political crisis: So much for BJP's 'masterstroke'; party may have overplayed its hand in trusting NCP rebel Ajit Pawar
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Maharashtra political crisis: So much for BJP's 'masterstroke'; party may have overplayed its hand in trusting NCP rebel Ajit Pawar

Not until the news conference held by Sharad Pawar, the NCP chief, that we got an inkling of the family rift that may have presented the BJP an opportunity to exploit. It is evident at this stage that there has been a split in the Pawar dynasty but the moot question is, did the BJP miscalculate the extent of the damage within Pawar family and did it overplay its hand in trusting the amount of influence that Ajit holds within the party and family?

Maharashtra political crisis: Congress' opportunistic alliance with Shiv Sena betrays its Nehruvian legacy of multiculturalism; mimicking BJP not answer
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Maharashtra political crisis: Congress' opportunistic alliance with Shiv Sena betrays its Nehruvian legacy of multiculturalism; mimicking BJP not answer

The most tragic part of the Maharashtra situation is that the Congress seems to be treading a kind of Blairite path in transforming itself so fundamentally that it has begun to look not too different from precisely those whose ideological positions it has excoriated as being against the political ethos of India

Maharashtra govt formation: SC tells Centre to produce guv’s letters inviting Fadnavis, recommending revocation of President's Rule
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Maharashtra govt formation: SC tells Centre to produce guv’s letters inviting Fadnavis, recommending revocation of President's Rule

In the special hearing on a holiday,the Supreme Court also issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra government on the petition filed by Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine against the Maharashtra Governor's decision to swear in Fadnavis as chief minister.

Maharashtra Govt Formation: Governor's lightning decision to appoint Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar raises questions about neutrality of post
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Maharashtra Govt Formation: Governor's lightning decision to appoint Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar raises questions about neutrality of post

The decision of Governor should not be seemingly illegal or arbitrary otherwise court have authority to struck down these decisions declaring them as brazen disregard of the Constitution. Since the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress declared their alliance, and they comprise 162 out of 288 seats including eight 8 Independents, hence prima facie they are prime contenders for government formation.

Maharashtra government formation: Political imbroglio in state leaves Twitter users shocked, amused; prompts memes on social media
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Maharashtra government formation: Political imbroglio in state leaves Twitter users shocked, amused; prompts memes on social media

Just a few moments after Bharatiya Janata Party's Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Maharashtra Chief Minister with Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as his deputy, Twitter expressed shock over the unforeseen twist in the tale with memes

Removal of Ajit Pawar as NCP legislature party leader after oath-taking ceremony ‘invalid’, says BJP’s Ashish Shelar
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Removal of Ajit Pawar as NCP legislature party leader after oath-taking ceremony ‘invalid’, says BJP’s Ashish Shelar

BJP's Ashish Shelar told reporters that Ajit Pawar's replacement with Jayant Patil was done at NCP's legislature wing meeting where all MLAs of NCP were not present

Amid dramatic turn in Maharashtra politics, Congress to move its MLAs out of state to prevent horsetrading
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Amid dramatic turn in Maharashtra politics, Congress to move its MLAs out of state to prevent horsetrading

In a surprising development, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis earlier this morning took oath as the Maharashtra CM while Ajit Pawar took oath as deputy CM

Maharashtra political turnaround: BJP stuns Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP; here are seven questions raised by day's machinations
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Maharashtra political turnaround: BJP stuns Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP; here are seven questions raised by day's machinations

As Maharashtra waits for the outcome of the current situation, there are still some questions that need answering especially amid shifting loyalties

Twist in Maharashtra tale: 'Surgical strike on state', says Shiv Sena; 'black chapter' in history, claims Congress
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Twist in Maharashtra tale: 'Surgical strike on state', says Shiv Sena; 'black chapter' in history, claims Congress

Briefing the media, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Fadnavis had people's mandate in Maharashtra. He also claimed that during the five year tenure as chief minister, Fadnavis was involved in any corruption cases and ran a clean government.

Maharashtra politics turns murky: Devendra Fadnavis sworn in as CM, Ajit Pawar his deputy; Sharad Pawar says NCP got nothing to do with move
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Maharashtra politics turns murky: Devendra Fadnavis sworn in as CM, Ajit Pawar his deputy; Sharad Pawar says NCP got nothing to do with move

Ajit Pawar said that NCP chose to go with the BJP for government formation in Maharashtra so that the problems faced by the farmers are resolved at the earliest.

'Thackeray to take direct control?' Front pages of national, regional dailies caught unawares as Maharashtra sees major political twist
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'Thackeray to take direct control?' Front pages of national, regional dailies caught unawares as Maharashtra sees major political twist

The development In Maharashtra comes as a surprise and a massive jolt to the Shiv Sena after NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday evening asserted that Uddhav Thackeray was the "unanimous" chief minister's choice.

Clandestine swearing-in marks black day for Maharashtra, BJP crossed 'limits of shamelessness', says Congress' Ahmed Patel
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Clandestine swearing-in marks black day for Maharashtra, BJP crossed 'limits of shamelessness', says Congress' Ahmed Patel

The "clandestine" manner in which Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of Maharashtra will be written in black ink in the history of the state, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said on Saturday.

Ajit Pawar ‘blackmailed’ into joining hands with BJP to form Maharashtra government, claims Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut
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Ajit Pawar ‘blackmailed’ into joining hands with BJP to form Maharashtra government, claims Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday took oath as Maharashtra chief minister, while Ajit Pawar as his deputy

Sharad Pawar should join NDA, says Union minister Ramdas Athawale; claims NCP supremo will be rewarded with plum Cabinet portfolio
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Sharad Pawar should join NDA, says Union minister Ramdas Athawale; claims NCP supremo will be rewarded with plum Cabinet portfolio

Month-long political impasse in Maharashtra ended dramatically on Saturday with BJP's Fadnavis returning as the chief minister