Maharashtra political crisis LIVE Updates: Amid political uncertainty in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP have moved their MLAs to resorts to prevent poaching from BJP. Reports said NCP has shifted its MLAs to a Renaissance hotel in Mumbai while the Congress shifted their MLAs to JW Marriott to keep the MLA flock together. Earlier, just after the results, Congress MLAs were taken to Jaipur.

On Saturday, Devendra Fadnavis was sworn as the CM and Ajit Pawar as his deputy. Ajit Pawar was removed from the position of NCP legislative party leader by Saturday evening and was replaced by Jayant Patil, another senior leader. The political drama continued till late Saturday evening as Shiv Sena Congress and the NCP filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government in the state. The apex court ordered Devendra Fadnavis govt to produce the support of MLAs, Governor’s order over the government formation.

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BJP MLAs congratulate CM, Deputy CM

BJP MLAs congratulated Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar tweets

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar in a tweet said that he is still a part of NCP.

Sharad Pawar clears the air

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has tweeted that there's no question of forming an alliance with BJP. His part has unanimously decided to be with Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Congress to form a new government in the state. He also cleared the air on Ajit Pawar’s statement saying he is just misleading, creating confusion.

Uddhav, Aaditya Thackeray reaches Renaissance Hotel to meet NCP MLAs

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray arrived at the Renaissance Hotel to meet NCP MLAs. The Sena leaders are likely to discuss the prevailing situation of the state over government formation. The Supreme Court had ordered the Fadnavis government to present the Support of MLAs and the Governor's order.

Uddhav Thackeray likely to meet Congress, NCP MLAs

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray all set to meet Congress, NCP MLAs to keep the flock together. All three parties have shifted their MLAs to different places. NCP MLAs shifted to Renaissance Hotel, Powai, Mumbai. Shiv Sena MLAs at Hotel Lalit, Andheri, Mumbai. Congress MLAs at JW Marriot Hotel, Andheri, Mumbai.

BJP leader Ashish Shelar says Supreme Court rejects request to hold floor test today

Reacting over the Supreme Court order, BJP leader Ashish Shelar said the demand of Congress, Shiv Sena, and NCP has not been accepted by the court. He also said the petition to hold the floor test today has been rejected by the apex court. The Supreme Court on Sunday asked the CM Devendra Fadnavis to produce the support MLAs letter and Governor's order by tomorrow.

Sharad Pawar holds meeting with MLAs

Sharad Pawar held meeting with MLAs who are cooped up in Mumbai's Renaissance hotel. It's the same place where this year BJP shifted rebels MLAs of Karnataka when they rebelled against the Congress-JDU government. Meanwhile, the court has not directed any notice regarding the floor test.

Sharad Pawar, daughter Supriya Sule leave for Renaissance hotel to meet MLAs

NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his daughter Supriya Sule have left for the Renaissance Hotel to meet the MLAs. The NCP has shifted all its MLAs to a hotel in Mumbai to avoid any poaching. Reports said BJP was trying to poach the NCP MLAs. Congress and Shiv Sena have also shifted their MLAs to hotels.

Supreme Court seeks Governor's order, support letters of MLAs by tomorrow at 10:30 am

Supreme Court has said that Centre must produce the support letters of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that claimed the majority. The apex court also sought Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's order to invite the BJP to form the government. The bench also issued notices to Fadnavis, his deputy Ajit Pawar, the state and the Central government.

BJP counsel Mukul Rohatgi demands 2-3 days to reply to petition

Mukul Rohatgi, who appears for Maharashtra BJP said If the alliance partners - Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP had the support they should have formed the government in 17 days. He said It's Governor duty to make the choice of CM and is not subject to judicial review. Rohatgi urged apex court that time of 2-3 days should be given to the government tp prove the majority.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta says Congress, Sena, NCP alliance does not have fundamental right to form govt

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who appears for Centre said NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena does not have fundamental right to form govt, their plea can't be allowed. he said government's decision to invite BJP to form the govt is not open for judicial review. He said President or Governor shall not be answerable to any court as per Article 361.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi says floor test is a constitutional obligation of democracy

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appears for NCP-Congress, has said floor test is a constitutional obligation of democracy. he said 41 NCP MLAs have signed by saying that they don't support Ajit Pawar. He said the alliance partners - Congress, Shiv Sena, and NCP had decided to announce to stake claim to form govt and Uddhav Thackeray will lead it but the governor didn't wait and invite BJP to form the government.

Kapil Sibal says Congress, Shiv Sena, NCP were ready to form govt, what happened on November 23 was bizarre

Kapil Sibal said the alliance parties - BJP and other parties could not prove the majority as the majority mark is 145. He said governor recommended for revocation of President's rule in Maharashtra. The oath-taking ceremony took place. Kapil claimed that the governor really is acting on direct instructions.

Congress leader Kapil Sibal begins argument

The bench of Justices - Ramana, Ashok Bhushan, and Sanjiv Khanna has assembled as the hearing begins. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal appeared for petitioners while solicitor general Tushar Mehta for other side. Meanwhile, other leaders including Prithviraj Chavan and Randeep Surjewala are also present in court.

Congress leader Ashok Chavan meets Sharad Pawar, assures him support of Congress MLAs

Congress leader Ashok Chavan said Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress have the numbers to form the government. He said the MLAs who were led astray have come back into the party fold. He assured NCP chief Sharad Pawar that all 44 Congress MLAs are safe at the right place. Congress has shifted MLAs to JW Marriott in Mumbai.

NCP leader Nawab Malik says party MLAs, who attended oath-taking, will be back by evening

NCP leader Nawab Malik said all the MLAs of the party will come back to fold by evening today. He demanded the resignation of CM Devendra Fadnavis, by saying that he will not be able to prove majority on the floor of the House. He said efforts are being made to get Ajit Pawar back into the party fold.

Pawar family trying to get Ajit Pawar back in NCP fold, says report

Reports said the Pawar family is trying to get Ajit Pawar back in NCP fold. The family is pushing him to resign as Dy CM. Ajit Pawar on Saturday took the oath as the deputy CM of Maharashtra after forging an alliance with the BJP. The move was criticized by his sister Supriya Sule who termed it party and family spilt.

Newly-appointed NCP's legislative party leader Jayant Patil meets Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

The newly-appointed NCP's legislative party leader Jayant Patil has reached Rajbhawan to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to handover him the letter as he is the new legislative party leader of NCP. On Saturday evening, Sharad Pawar removed Ajit Pawar from the post.

Sanjay Raut says NCP, Congress, Shiv Sena have 165 MLAs

Sanjay Raut accused BJP of using CBI, ED, Income Tax Department and Police to gain the support of MLAs for government formation. He said these four main departments are the party workers of BJP. He also accused Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to work for BJP. He said the game has ended now.

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