Maharashtra government formation

Sule, daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar also greeted former Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar as they reached the assembly.

Supreme Court orders Floor Test in the Maharashtra assembly to be held on November 27 before 5 pm. The proceedings shall be live telecast. Pro-tem Speaker should be appointed to conduct Floor Test. It will be open ballot.

On Saturday, the petitioners had filed a petition against the decision of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, inviting BJP's Devendra Fadnavis to form the government in the state on November 23.

In a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan, Devendra Fadnavis took oath for the second consecutive term as the state's Chief Minister, while Ajit Pawar of NCP was sworn-in as deputy chief minister.

In a major twist, Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra again on Saturday. Ajit Pawar was sworn in as the state’s deputy chief minister.

Ajit Pawar had called me to discuss something and from there I was taken with other MLAs to Raj Bhavan. Before we could understand oath ceremony was complete. I rushed to Pawar Sahab and told him I am with Sharad Pawar and NCP.

This comes at a time when NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena are holding hectic deliberations and talks and are inching closer towards government formation in Maharashtra.

The senior Congress leaders met their party leaders from Maharashtra amid uncertainty over the government formation in Maharashtra

The NCP held a core committee meeting at party chief Pawar's residence in Pune on Sunday. Maharashtra NCP chief Jayant Patil and Legislative Party leader Ajit Pawar were among the leaders present in the meeting.

BJP, which emerged as the single-largest party in Maharashtra assembly polls with 105 seats, declined to form the government following differences with Shiv Sena on sharing power. The majority mark in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly is 145.