Maharashtra: 41 of the 42 ministers are crorepatis, 27 have criminal cases pending

maha-cabinetNew Delhi, Jan 02: In the Maharashtra government, 98 per cent of the ministers are crorepatis. This means out of the 42 ministers, 41 are crorepatis. The details were made available by a report of the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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Maharashtra: Congress to be content with Speaker’s post, 12 ministerial berths

thackeray-pawar-soniaNew Delhi, Dec 01: After winning the trust vote, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress alliance appears to have some consensus with regard to the ministerial berths.

The Congress had asked for the post of Deputy Chief Minister, but negotiations have resulted in the NCP getting the post. The Congress would settle for the post of Speaker and 12 ministerial berths.

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Internal contradictions within Congress-NCP delays Cabinet formation

shivsena-ncp-congressNew Delhi, Nov 30: The Uddhav Thackeray-led alliance of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress may have it easy at the assembly today when it faces the floor test. The alliance claims that it has the support of over 162 MLAs, which is way ahead of the magic mark of 145.

Following the trust vote, there would be several issues for the alliance to sort out. There appears to be some disagreement on the post of deputy chief minister. Earlier, it was said that this post would go to the NCP and the Congress would have its Speaker.

Maharashtra: Floor test may be just a formality, but the real drama follows later

New Delhi, Nov 29: It may be a mere formality, but the floor test that Uddhav Thackeray is likely to take on Saturday would be an interesting one to watch.

Thackeray who took oath as chief minister of Maharashtra on Friday is likely to take the floor test at 2 pm. If all goes as per plan, then the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP together have 162 MLAs on the floor of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

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Maharashtra: The lessons for the BJP to learn

Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Nov 28: After much drama in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will form the government with Uddhav Thackeray at the helm of affairs. One would say that the BJP would have been better off had it not staked a claim to form the government.

The early morning swearing-in by Devendra Fadnavis turned out to be a misadventure, as he was unable to muster up the numbers. There are some lessons for the BJP to learn from this incident.

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Can Shiv Sena and Congress iron out ideological differences in future

sonia-gandhi-uddhavNew Delhi, Nov 27: It may have appeared that the drama had ended in Maharashtra. However political analysts feel that there is more drama in store as the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress get ready to form the next government in the state, which has been in turmoil ever since the election results were announced.

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What are the responsibilities and who is a pro-tem Speaker

maha-assemblyNew Delhi, Nov 26: The floor test in Maharashtra will be conducted by a pro-tem Speaker as per the directive of the Supreme Court.

Who is a pro-tem speaker, what is his or her role. Let us find out.

Hold open ballot floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow orders Supreme Court

supremeNew Delhi, Nov 26: The Supreme Court has ordered that an open ballot floor test shall be held in Maharashtra on November 27, Wednesday.

A Bench comprising Justices N V Ramanna, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna said that the proceedings will be recorded and also will be telecast live. Further, the Bench said that the pro-tem Speaker shall be appointed immediately.

The pro-tem Speaker will conduct the floor test. The administration of oath to all the members shall be completed by 5 pm, following which the floor test will be held, the Bench also ordered.

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Maharashtra government floor test: Top court to pass orders on November 25, after perusing relevant

ncp-bjp-sc-mnThe Supreme Court will pass orders on the issue related to the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar and the floor test to be taken up on Monday (November 25) at 10: 30 am.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court would pass appropriate orders on a petition filed by the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress on the Maharashtra issue tomorrow (November 25). A bench headed by justice NV Ramana posted the matter for hearing tomorrow.

The court directed Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta to produce before it the letter of the Governor inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government by tomorrow. The court said that the letter should be placed before it at 10.30 am, following which it would peruse the same and pass appropriate orders.

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Amidst Maharashtra drama, it is over to a floor test and anti-defection law

New Delhi, Nov 24: The road ahead in Maharashtra would be an interesting one. As has been witnessed in several other states, this one too would go down to the wire and there would be plenty of legalities to be discussed and decided. The floor test would be most crucial and the BJP would have to take one to prove its majority. The other challenge is to overcome the anti-defection law, which allows a section of the MLAs to break away and be recognised as a separate group in the legislature. The law demands that there should be at least two-third MLAs who break away.

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