Maharashtra Governor invites NCP to form government


Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS): Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari late on Monday invited the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to form the next government in the state, the partys national spokesperson Nawab Malik said.

"Our delegation has been invited by the Governor and the indication is that a letter of invitation will be given to us. Tomorrow we shall discuss with the Congress on the ways and means to form the next government," Malik told newpersons.

Earlier, senior NCP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar informed the media that he was called by the Governor at 8.30 p.m. and he was proceeding to the Raj Bhavan for a meeting along with half-a-dozen other leaders, but claimed that he had no knowledge as to why he was called.


Sharad Pawar

Malik added that given the short 24-hour time limit, the Congress-NCP could not comply with all the requirements to enable the Shiv Sena finalise its claim for forming the government.

"The Governor requires letters with signatures, names, constituency names and the number of all the supporting legislators which was difficult to organise at such a short notice. The Sena sought additional time, but the Governor expressed his inability to grant the extension," Malik said.

Earlier, on Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party expressed its inability to form the government, and on Monday, the Shiv Sena could not produce the letters of support from the Congress and the NCP though it has secured 'in-principle' support from both the parties. And now, the NCP has been given the opportunity.

Earlier reports

Fresh twist to Maha govt formation as Aditya Thackeray meets Governor 

In a fresh twist to the ongoing political drama in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Monday expressed its willingness and staked its claim to form the government in the state.

"We were given 24 hours' time to express our willingness to form the government. We have shown our willingness and also staked our claim. We sought additional time of two days from the Governor, which was declined," Shiv Sena leader and MLA Aditya Thackeray told a media conference at Raj Bhavan on Monday evening.

He said the Governor had accepted the claim, but refused to give extension of time, and that Sena would make another trip to Raj Bhavan soon.

Congress, NCP and Sena leaders have claimed that letters of support have already been submitted to the Sena leadership, and that the Congress has also sent a fax in this regard to the Sena.


Aditya Thackeray

A Sena leader said the party was required to submit the original letters of support and there was also a possibility of parading supporting legislators of all parties at Raj Bhavan, which would take time to organize.

The disappointing development came after a hectic day in which Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi spoke with Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, and a letter of support was faxed to the Shiv Sena, according to sources on all sides.

Earlier, Pawar met Sena President Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai to finalise the understanding, and later Thackeray spoke with Sonia Gandhi to make a formal request for support.

As the Sena delegation reached Raj Bhavan, celebrations broke out among Shiv Sainiks, with distribution of sweets and bursting fire-crackers in different parts of the state, including Mumbai and Thane.

Congress to support Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra

In a watershed development in state politics, the Congress will support a Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra, sources in all state parties said.

The development came after a hectic day crowned by Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi first speaking with Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, then faxing a letter of support to the Shiv Sena, followed by a copy being faxed to the Raj Bhavan, sealing the tripartite deal.

Earlier, Pawar met Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai to finalise the understanding, and later Thackeray spoke with Gandhi to make a formal request for support.


Uddhav Thackeray, Sonia Gandhi

 
Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray

Armed with support letters from both Congress and NCP, a high-level Shiv Sena delegation comprising Aditya Thackeray, Eknath Shinde and other senior leaders has already reached the Raj Bhavan to meet Governor B.S. Koshyari to stake their claim to form the government.

According to tentative reports, the Sena may be able to prove the support of more than 170 legislators, but it is not clear who would be elected as Chief Minister.

Will hold further talks with NCP: Congress on Maharashtra

The Congress on Monday kept on the suspense on extending support to the Shiv Sena, which looks set to stake its claim to form the government in Maharashtra.

The Congress, which held marathon meetings during the day, issued a statement saying it will hold "further discussion" with its alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which was all inclined to support the Shiv Sena in the state.

In the statement issued after the meeting chaired by Sonia Gandhi, the party said: "The Congress Working Committee met this morning (Monday) and had a detailed discussion on the situation in Maharashtra after which a consultation was held with Maharashtra Congress leaders. The Congress President (Sonia Gandhi) has spoken to Sharad Pawar. The party will have further discussion with the NCP."

Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray also spoke to Sonia Gandhi seeking her support to form the government in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Comment on this article

  • Saheb, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    The Governor should understand one thing we never felt the need to form a government to rule its just that nowadays there are too many cameras that's why ok .... jara yala maratith sanaga konee

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  • jr, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    ALMOST 20DAYS PAST AFTER MAHA ASSMBLY ELECTION RESULTS BEING DECLARED BUT NO BODY COULD CLAIM TO FORM THE GOVT. AND SAYS TIME IS VERY MUCH SHORT.
    IF THEY ARE BEING GIVEN ANOTHER 20 DAYS ALSO THEIR CMP WILL NOT GET FINALISED THEN WHO HOLDS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LAW AND ORDER OF THE STATE.

    BETTER LET THEM TAKE SIX MONTHS TO COME UP WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES. NO PROBLEM. AS A GOVERNER WHAT HE DID IS RIGHT.
    HE CANNOT WAIT FOR MONTHS TOGETHER FOR HORSETRADING.

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  • JNB, Bejai,Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    One thing is proved - BJP now got taste of its own medicine.

    there is say!!!!

    when you challenge someone some time,
    someday you will get an answer in your own language!

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Just take the example of Karnataka government.
    Forming & breaking the alliance government is very simple. (BJP has the formula)

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Let government formation begin with NCP, followed by Congress and shivsena.the five year term and ministry be divided proportionate to their strength

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Alliance worse than a flop Bollywood masala movie!

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    The supremo of this coalition is modern day GODFATHER of fugitive terrorist who hiding in PAKISTAN ! and now you decide the fate of MAHARASTRA

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    NCP might support BJP after eliminating Shiv Sena ...

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengalur

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    why waste time peoples time and money ? governor will ultimatley dial ..center and ask !!!!thats it ...chapter closes..

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengalur

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    All this is drama !!!i think this is a wast of time for people of maharstra ...BJP should be allowed as they ae the single largets party and close the chapter .... if you want to avoid IT/CBI etc ...

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  • RICKY, MANGALORE

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    the common man is the sufferer...these idiots are not even bothered about anyone..once the vote is given then the money matter counts....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    BJP has now become Untouchable ...

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Why Bhakts and Godi Media have stomach up set now ?
    Remember..in Bihar RJD and Congress was ditched by Nitish Kumar's JDU ...

    Where JDU was pre poll alliance partner of Congress and RJD.. But power greed forced Nitish to back stab them.

    Then Godi media not said anything like betrayal of state mandate. Rather media praised Amit Shah as Chanakya..

    same situation repeated in Karnataka Amit Shah played a great role to destabilise JDS+ Cong Govt through horse and yeelephant trading
    Karma has come to meet BJP now.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Entire Maharashtra Political game of forming Government proves one Point. There are no permanent friends nor enemies in Politics.
    But the point is, only 24 hours to prove the majority with MLA's original signed letters in support of the party staking the claim of form the Govt!
    Would it be possible for political parties to do this exercise in given time?

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    just gives a chance for everyone to escape work..every five years sharing power !!Are all political parties taking us for a ride

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    We Mumbaikars, collectively voted for BJP/Shiv Sena, coalition parties..The betrayal has caused distress in the hearts n minds of all citizens in Maharashtra...... Shiv Sena, leadership, has hurt the soul of their party, by aligning, with their arch enemies, the NCP and the Congress parties.... Now after rejection, they have lost all credibility, in the eyes of the electorate !!!!!!!!

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    I am also a Mumbaikar, Happy to have Congress back.

    DisAgree [17] Agree [11] Reply Report Abuse

  • sunny, Mlore

    Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Are you happy for 4th position.................................?

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  • Giri, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Master stroke by BJP. Chankya outsmarted everyone. BJP is having the last laugh

    DisAgree [35] Agree [37] Reply Report Abuse

  • Gilbert, Bajpe

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Finally i am happy. Congress is not giving its support to shiv sena.

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  • Nayak, Udupi/Blore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Comedy Circus by Shiv Sena, now it would be NCPs turn

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    LOL!! Another Potato Pappu in making!

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Glad to see BJP stopped from taking charge of financial capital of India. They cleaned all the banks and at least they can't dip their hand here. Only thing they can get advice from Motu how to make 50000 into 5 crores in a year. If this works then Oppostion and local Party's can join and stop more corrupt than other parties BJP. Next there will be ED and CBI raides galore. It is also a lesson for the MLA's who jump from party to party for money.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Opposites attract not only in love but also in politrix

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  • DS, Dubai

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Engagement with one, marriage with other and baby shower with some other.

    This called ideology, sickularism, Nationalism,Hindutva……………………….. Sajjige Bajil.

    We the voters/citizen are the biggest fools of the country.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    I am extremely glad for the political development has taken place in Maharastra. BJP has crossed all the limits and ethics in democracy. Money cannot buy MLA's all the time. Good lesson for the MLA's from Congress/NCP, who have crossed over to BJP, Now, let the BJP top brass, bite the dust.


    Hope, the new government will give better governance in Maharastra.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Godi Modia calls it a mess, but if it was BJP they would have called it masterstroke..

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Sena + Congress get along with each others like two nice Birds.
    Where has...BJP + Sena bark on each others like neighborhood pets from different territory.

    Itz that simple.

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Well done..give the same medicine what BJP is doing in other states to them.
    Victory for real democracy. BJP will try its best to pull down the govt. But all three parties have to stay strong.
    No more aid and relief funds for Maharashtra from centre just like the fate of Karnataka.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Beware the ides of March! Congress too has a long history of pulling down governments. Be it at the Centre or in the states they have not allowed any government to complete full five years.

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  • Gilbert, Bajpe

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    If there is an alliance between Congress and shivsena now then a day may come where congress will be in alliance with the BJP also. Sad day for all the secular people .

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  • H.A.Sayed, Udupi- Muscat

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Two ideologically mismatched parties tried to get past their differences to collaborate good decision
    sharad pawar was seen to be Architect

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  • Sms, Kundapura

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    BJP’s one wicket down? What Motu’s plan of saffronization will come to an end?

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Nothing...Only Potato Pappu's IQ and Scam amma's hunger will go down.. That's all!

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  • AD, Mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Strange threesome. Wonder how long it will last. But it was the arrogance of BJP that made it so.

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    It's a good sign in the common and general interest and well being of "Marathi Manoos" because Shiv Sena has realized the Mr. Amith Shah's Gujarathi and business tycoon's(capitalist) gameplans to outst the son of the soil. There is a limit of BJP's snooping on citizens fundamental rights and targeting and misusing the E.D, C.B.I, and I.T raids only on whom they specifically targeted in the recent political developments. Mr. Amith Shah did not come forward to Maharasthra after the election results to cobble the government formation! WHY???

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  • Lan...., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    People,

    This is 'Mother of all Coalitions'....

    Shiv Sena + NCP + CONgress = ???...WOW...!@#$%^&*()_+....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Lan... What's the answer... Which formula?? Not getting ....😩

    DisAgree [2] Agree [1] Reply Report Abuse

  • Anil, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    “Arch enemies have come together- Guess in politics eventually all are friends . Only the voters are fools to have elected such people .

    DisAgree [1] Agree [61] Reply Report Abuse

  • RANGA, MANGALORE

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Uddav left ideology to make his son CM, while Congress left its ideology to make Uddav son CM..both wants their son to be CM /PM ..while Aditya is is a kid, first timer..

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Udhav’s father and Aditya’s grandfather, late Bal Thackeray selflessly controlled the entire state’s political developments, without compromising his ideology and without any aspirations for the topmost post; and finally would get his work done irrespective of the parties in power. Indeed now we see a wide gap between the then and the present generations.

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    One thing is good decision, Also good lesson for BJP.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    This was required to keep BJP away from the financial capital of India. BJP only axed their own feet by not agreeing to the pre poll agreement with Shiv Sena. They wanted the power throughout five years.

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  • James, Belman

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Since karnataka 17 MLA's disqualified after the horse trading by BJP there won't be any chance in maharashtra. So the sena government may survive for its full term.

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  • Vishu, Moodabidri

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Ideologically, one big mistake.

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  • Chandra, Surathkal

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Maharashtra politicians one step ahead of Karnataka politicians

    DisAgree [3] Agree [64] Reply Report Abuse

  • Pili, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 11 2019

    Dushman ka dushman dost..

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