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    Shiv Sena slams BJP in its mouthpiece 'Saamana' for political crisis in Maha
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    Shiv Sena slams BJP in its mouthpiece 'Saamana' for political crisis in Maha

    As President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed the BJP saying the situation could have been avoided had the latter party kept its promise.

    BJP still contacting Sena for govt formation: Thackeray
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    BJP still contacting Sena for govt formation: Thackeray

    Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is still contacting him through unofficial channels to join hands to form the government in Maharashtra.

    Despite President's Rule, politicking continues in Maha
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    Despite President's Rule, politicking continues in Maha

    Though the imposition of President's Rule in Maharashtra on Tuesday took all political parties by surprise, hectic politicking continued among various contenders here to cobble up a viable government to the satisfaction of Governor B.S. Koshyari.

    Congress wants Common Minimum Programme in Maharashtra
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    Congress wants Common Minimum Programme in Maharashtra

    Aware of tantrums of the Shiv Sena on issues on which Congress is not comfortable, the top leadership of the Congress wants a common minimum programme (CMP) to be firmed up before moving ahead on forging a new political formation in the state.

    Shiv Sena moves SC against Koshiyari's 'arbitrary' act
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    Shiv Sena moves SC against Koshiyari's 'arbitrary' act

    The Shiv Sena on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari's decision not to extend the 24 hour time period given to the party to prove its number on the floor to form the government.

    Four states went under Prez rule since 2014
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    Four states went under Prez rule since 2014

    The ruling BJP has been opposed to President's Rule. As late as this June, Home Minister Amit Shah blasted the Congress-led opposition for throttling "democracy". He had said, "I would like to say that so far, there have 132 instances when Article 356 of the Constitution (that imposes President's rule) was used in the country. Of these, 93 instances happened when there was a Congress government at the Centre."

    Government-Opposition spar in Kerala over audit of KIIFB
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    Government-Opposition spar in Kerala over audit of KIIFB

    The ongoing difference of opinion between two heavyweight CPI-M ministers in Kerala was on Tuesday used effectively by the Congress-led opposition on the floor of the assembly, forcing the Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan to adjourn the House for the day, after he disallowed an adjournment motion over the CAG audit of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board.

    Maharashtra Governor's move politically motivated: Congress
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    Maharashtra Governor's move politically motivated: Congress

    The Congress on Tuesday slammed Maharashtra Governor's B.S. Koshiyari's move of recommending President's rule in the state without giving the stipulated time to the stakeholders and not inviting the Congress when he called all the other parties.

    Asaduddin Owaisi: We will neither support BJP govt nor Shiv Sena govt
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    Asaduddin Owaisi: We will neither support BJP govt nor Shiv Sena govt

    The decision of whether the Shiv Sena will form the government in Maharashtra is lies in the hands of the Congress.

    NCP, Congress to discuss Maharashtra govt formation
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    NCP, Congress to discuss Maharashtra govt formation

    Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will discuss all aspects pertaining to government formation in Maharashtra with the three emissaries sent by Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, the NCP said.

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