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  • After the governor placed the state assembly under suspended animation, the three parties condemned the action continued to work for staking claim to form a government even as the Sena approached the Supreme Court. On its part, BJP is likely to accelerate its efforts to drive a wedge between the Sena-NCP-Congress or poach MLAs.

    Khattar will go to meet Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya and stake claim to form the government in the state. The swearing-in ceremony of the Khattar-led BJP government will take place on Sunday.

    "No one is untouchable for us. We will support whichever party agrees to implement our agenda as part of a common minimum programme, " Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala said following a party meeting of 10 MLAs.

    The MLA from Badnera in Amravati district dubbed the Sena as "very arrogant" and claimed the Uddhav Thackeray-led party will split and nearly two dozen MLAs will join the BJP if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis forms the next government without its saffron ally. The Sena has 56 MLAs.

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is in New Delhi on Monday to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the ongoing tussle between BJP and its ally Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra. The two parties are caught in a stalemate over the CM's post, with the Sena demanding an equal division and the BJP rejecting it.

    BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao claimed that Rahul Gandhi had travelled abroad 'frequently' and in 'secrecy' in the last five years and that his frequent foreign visits were a matter of public interest. BJP asserted that Gandhi's foreign visits were more than the number of his visits to Amethi, which used to be his Lok Sabha constituency.

    While the BJP did not appear to be headed for the emphatic win it was expecting in the states it had ruled for five years, the Congress took a back seat to its partner NCP in Maharashtra but could substantially better its tally in Haryana.

    Senior party leader Ahmed Patel is also likely to reach Jaipur. After the meeting, Congress leaders are likely to discuss the issue with the top party leadership in Delhi. The sources said NCP chief Sharad Pawar may also meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday, to discuss the possibility of the two parties supporting a Sena-led govt.

    Deputy CM post for Aaditya Thackeray on table. Shiv Sena is demanding that the CM’s post be rotated with each party holding it for two-and-a-half years. Shah may visit Mumbai on Wednesday with a view to close the negotiations with the Sena brass.

    Half of the 23 cities surveyed do not generate enough revenue to even pay for the salaries of their municipal staff.

    President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation approving the Union Cabinet’s recommendation to impose President’s rule and keep the legislative assembly under suspended animation on the evening of November 12.

    Taking a jibe at BJP, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she was happy seeing the BJP's attempts to "adopt" the "Iron Man of India" as it showed that the saffron party did not have a great freedom fighter of its own. The remark followed the government's series of events on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas marking the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

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