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Economic Times | 09 Nov, 2019 | 12.17AM IST

Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE: Uddhav Thackeray hits back at BJP, says 'all options open'

After Fadnavis resigned as CM today, he and Uddhav Thackeray had a bitter exchange of words.

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12:17 AM

We are 54 and they (Sena) is 56 so it is logical that the second largest party should be called to form the government as the BJP has already indicated that it does not have the numbers.

- NCP state chief Jayant Patil

08:58 PM

To make a Shiv Sainik CM, don't need Amit Shah and Fadnavis: Uddhav Thackeray

08:36 PM

After Maha CM resigns, wife praises 'decision and stance'

08:31 PM

BJP-Sena may still come together to form Maha govt: Patil

BJP and Shiv Sena have not announced snapping of ties yet and they may still come together to form government in the state, NCP's Maharashtra unit chief Jayant Patil said. Patil reiterated the NCP will sit in the opposition.
08:00 PM

Poster seen outside Matoshree ( Thackeray residence)

07:57 PM

ET View: Respect people’s mandate in Maharashtra

The net result of the two press conferences by Devendra Phadnavis, till recently the BJP chief minister of Maharashtra, and Uddhav Thackeray, leader of the Shiv Sena, is that the alliance between the two parties has fractured, throwing government formation in the state in disarray.
ET View: Respect people’s mandate in Maharashtra
07:37 PM

Giving the state a Sena Chief Minister was a promise I made to my father (the late Bal Thackeray). We don't need the support of the BJP, Shah or Fadnavis for achieving that.

- Uddhav Thackeray

07:16 PM

Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan and Ashok Chavan are on their way to meet Sharad Pawar.

07:10 PM

Fadnavis quits, blames Shiv Sena for deadlock in talks

07:06 PM

BJP objects to Sena's language

06:53 PM

Udhhav: People of Maharashtra have more faith in us, than in the BJP.

06:49 PM

Uddhav Thackeray evades a question on who will be CM. Says one who will take the oath will be the CM. Says Maharashtra deserves a CM who does not lie.

06:47 PM

Uddhav: We had never closed the doors for discussion, they(BJP) lied to us so we did not talk to them. We have not yet held talks with the NCP.

06:44 PM

Uddhav: The whole world knows the son of Shiv Sena pramukh will not speak lies. I don't want their certificate.

06:43 PM

Uddhav: I have not made personal attacks on top BJP leaders like Atalji and Advaniji.

06:40 PM

Uddhav: If they continue to insist that I lied, then we won't have any relations with them.

06:35 PM

Uddhav: If you have no trust in us, we have no trust in you as well.

06:35 PM

Uddhav: I am sad that after PM Modi called me a younger brother things have reached this stage. If they feel they can form a govt they can stake claim. Otherwise all options are open to us.

06:33 PM

Uddhav: Until you accept that you lied about the agreement on rotational CM post, I will not speak to you.

06:32 PM

Uddhav: It is very sad that while cleaning the Ganga their minds became polluted. I felt bad that we entered into an alliance with the wrong people.

06:31 PM

Uddhav: RSS should consider. Are we not a Hindutva party?

06:25 PM

Uddhav: Please show me where I have attacked PM Modi. Modiji has twice called me his younger brother. I have never insulted PM Modi.

06:24 PM

Uddhav: I do not see the BJP as rivals, but they should stop speaking lies

06:23 PM

Uddhav: We would have accepted if you discuss with us who wants the first 2.5 years

06:23 PM

Uddhav: If you claim there was no agreement, you are lying. Shiv Sena is not a party of liars.

06:22 PM

Uddhav: BJP agreed on 50:50 sharing of portfolios and posts. They sweet-talked us into this alliance. Fadnavis is a good friend of mine.

06:19 PM

Uddhav: I had promised Balasaheb that there will be a Shiv Sena Chief Minister one day, and I will fulfill that promise, I don't need Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis for that.

06:18 PM

Uddhav: Amit Shah came to Mumbai, I didn't go to Delhi

06:17 PM

Uddhav: This is the first time someone has referred to a member of the Thackeray family as a liar.

06:17 PM

Uddhav: Fadnavis credited himself for the achievements over the last 5 years. Wish he remembered Sena too was a part of the govt.

06:16 PM

Uddhav Thackeray addressing the media . Says he heard Fadnavis press conference and thought he should respond.

05:23 PM

Uddhav Thackeray will respond to Fadnavis allegations at 6.30 pm

05:23 PM

Sanjay Raut: If Fadnavis says the BJP will form the next govt , then I wish him luck. From our side, I will say we too can form the govt and install our CM.

05:21 PM

Sanjay Raut is now talking to reporters. Says there have been no personal attacks by the Sena on PM Modi or HM Shah. That's a wrong statement.

05:02 PM

Fadnavis: Whichever govt comes to power, the BJP will lead it.

05:01 PM

Fadnavis: I challenge openly those who allege poaching by us - come out with evidence. That is not my style.

04:59 PM

Fadnavis says the governor has asked him to continue as acting CM till an alternative arrangement is made. No new decisions will be taken. What is happening today is a complete disrespect of the mandate of the people of Maharashtra, he adds.

04:57 PM

Fadnavis on Amit Shah not coming for meet with Sena: He will come after talks are initiated, however what is the point of talking when the Sena is claiming that they are talking to the Congress and NCP.

04:55 PM

Fadnavis: We never spoke ill against Balasaheb Thackeray or even against Uddhavji even when we fought separately. The kind of statements they were making against out top leader , PM Modi, the tone and words are unfortunate and unacceptable.

04:52 PM

Fadanavis: This is not the tone one adopts when we have to work together in a govt.

04:51 PM

Fadnavis: From day one the Sena's statements were about their options being open. While we are trying to talk to them, the Sena was talking to rival party leaders like Congress and NCP. Sometimes they have met thrice in a day.

04:50 PM

Fadnavis: Shiv Sena is 100% responsible for the impasse. I am a leader of a party, and I am the CM. I called Uddhav personally, however my call was not taken.

04:48 PM

Fadnavis: I asked our party president Amit Shah whether such a decision was taken in my absence. He said such a proposal had come, but there was no decision taken.

04:48 PM

Fadnavis: We fought together as an alliance under the leadership of Modiji.. The statements that have come in over the last 15 days don't do well to an alliance. As for the issue of rotational CM, the whole issue of CM for 2.5 years. I was part of the talks throughout . In front of me was this never discussed or a decision taken. I make it clear.

04:46 PM

Fadnavis: People gave full majority to our pre-poll alliance. People showed their confidence in us. BJP emerged the single largest party. Our strike rate improved by 75%. It was a gift by the people of Maharashtra for our work.

04:43 PM

Fadnavis: In the last 5 years my administration worked tremendously in the fields of metro, airport, infrastructure. We revived several projects. Cities and villages witnessed development. We stood with farmers at times of distress

04:40 PM

Fadnavis: I thank PM Modi, party president Amit Shah, all top leaders of the party. And all those who worked with me.

04:39 PM

Fadnavis is now holding a press conference. Says the governor has accepted his resignation.

04:25 PM

Devendra Fadnavis has met the governor and tendered his resignation as chief minister.

04:01 PM

Our only goal is to ensure that the chief minister is from Shiv Sena. There is no question of negotiations on this. Even if there is a disruption of some sorts the decision taken by party chief Uddhav Thackeray will be final.

- Shiv Sena MLA Gulabrao Patil

03:55 PM

Ministers Tawde, Bawankule meet Gadkari

Two Maharashtra ministers and BJP leaders who were denied tickets for the last month's Assembly polls have met Union minister Nitin Gadkari here. Vinod Tawde and Chandrashekhar Bawankule met Gadkari at the latter's Worli residence here. Maharashtra minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar, who is considered close to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, was also present when Tawde and Bawankule met Gadkari.( PTI)
03:35 PM

CM Fadnavis is scheduled to address a press conference at 4.30 pm.

03:19 PM

To avoid harassment, some MLAs have gone out (of Mumbai). Legislators have told us that they are being given proposals to defect from the party.

- State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat

03:17 PM

Sharad Pawar: The governor, I feel, will call the single largest party in a day or two.

03:15 PM

Sharad Pawar: The BJP and Shiv Sena have a clear cut mandate to rule. I don't understand why they are avoiding it. This is causing instability. This is affecting the people, the state's economy. I will suggest to the two parties that they should have a common understanding and form a govt.

03:11 PM

Sharad Pawar: The governor should call the single largest party to form the govt. I don't know why the governor is not doing it

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