NCP MLA wants Bhima Koregaon case dropped: Is there no limit to playing with national security?

jitendra-Ahwad1When a government is trying to crush the Naxal movement, which has claimed so many lives, especially that of our brave soldiers, is it even fair to be complacent and issue such irresponsible statements pertaining to the dropping of the Bhima Koregaon case?

“Those arrested in the Aarey agitation have been freed. This government should now free those arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. They were booked on false cases. This is our government”.

This was a tweet that was put out in Marathi by NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. It would be interesting to see, what the Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray would do now owing to alliance compulsions. Let us remind you that the CM had once called these persons a threat to democracy.

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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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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

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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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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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What if NCP boycotts the floor test in

New Delhi, Nov 25: A floor test in Maharashtra is certain. The Supreme Court would pronounce its order on Tuesday on a batch of petitions that sought a direction to declare the invitation by the Governor to Devendra Fadnavis as illegal.

The petitioners also sought for a direction to conduct an early floor test. The BJP says it has the requisite numbers to prove its majority. A similar claim has also been made by the Shiv Sena. The NCP led by Sharad Pawar has claimed that none of the 54 MLAs are with Ajit Pawar.

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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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Ajit Pawar had shown a BJP incline on November 17 itself

ajit-pawar11New Delhi, Nov 25: Ajit Pawar who has sided with the BJP gave the first indication of his plans at a meeting of the NCP that was held on November 17.

The core meeting of the party was held in Pune on November 17, where Ajit Pawar indicated that they should side with the BJP.

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BJP’s Maharashtra numbers: 105-15-30

New Delhi, Nov 24: The BJP which has staked a claim to form the government along with the NCP’s Ajit Pawar would soon need to prove its majority on the floor of the Maharashtra assembly which has 288 members.

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