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Answer queries on CAB before expecting support in RS; no one can pressure us: Shiv Sena tells govt

The bill is scheduled to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Sena, which supported the bill in the Lok Sabha, did a u-turn on Tuesday when its chief Uddhav Thackeray indicated that its support was conditional in the Upper House of Parliament.

Uddhav Thackeray formally takes charge as Maharashtra CM

On way to Mantralaya from the Thackeray family residence Matoshree in suburban Bandr...

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  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray formally took charge of his office here on Friday afternoon. He took charge shortly after 2 pm, ...

    Ministers, while taking oath, took names of their leaders and others, which was not as per the protocol, Patil told reporters at the legislature complex here. A petition is being filed before Governor B S Koshyari against the "illegal" oath-taking ceremony, he said. The election for Speaker's post will be held on Sunday.

    He however added that the state would have only one Deputy Chief Minister and that would be from the NCP. The Congress had been insistent on the issue of the Speaker's post that it was willing to forego the Deputy Chief Minister being offered to it. The Congress and NCP were both claiming the Speaker’s post with the Sena weighing on the NCP side.

    In the 288-member House, two members - Sudhir Mungantiwar (BJP) and Devendra Bhuyar (Swabhimani Paksh) - did not take oath on Wednesday, a Vidhan Bhavan official said. Pro tem Speaker Kalidas Kolambkar took oath on Tuesday after being appointed to the post by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

    The surprise announcement of Fadnavis as the CM of Maharashtra, and Ajit Pawar as the deputy CM has ended a month long dilemma in Maharashtra, here's how it came about.

    The opposition party also alleged that the BJP has brought a "black name" for democracy, while the Supreme Court on Constitution Day has given a gift to the nation by passing the order.

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has said that rebel NCP leader has resigned from the Maharashtra government and is back with the Sena-NCP-Congress alliance. In dramatic twist to political events in Maharashtra, the BJP's Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari as the next Chief Minister early on Saturday morning, Ajit Pawar as his deputy.

    Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut on Saturday said NCP leader Ajit Pawar had stabbed the Sena in the back by joining hands with the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra.

    Sanjay Bansod, NCP MLA from Udgir was taken to a hotel where Sena MLAs have been put up. Sena leaders then apparently spoke to Sharad Pawar, who had a chat with Bansod and sent MLA Shashikant Shinde to the hotel. Shinde, along with Narvekar and Eknath Shinde, took Bansod to Y B Chavan centre where an NCP meet was on.

    The NCP's chief spokesperson Nawab Malik also reiterated that the throne of Delhi could not make Maharashtra bow before it. It is believed that Malik's jibe was directed at Union home minister and BJP president Amit Shah, who is often credited for being instrumental in the BJP's victories in several polls and government formations in the country.

    On Wednesday, the Congress-NCP alliance gave its most categorical indication about joining hands with arch rival Shiv Sena, with former CM Prithviraj Chavan expressing confidence of forming a "stable" government soon in the state after a marathon meeting of senior leaders of the two parties. Several top leaders of the two parties met at NCP chief's residence.

    Ajit Pawar was removed as the NCP's legislature unit leader on Saturday, hours after he joined hands with the BJP in a coup and took oath as deputy of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. However, former Mumbai BJP chief said the change in leadership of the NCP legislature party will need to be verified by the governor.

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