From the Shiv Sena attending the first joint meeting with the Congress and the NCP to evolve a common minimum programme (CMP) to Supreme Court ruling on the Sabarimala case, here are top news on Friday morning.
While there has been no headway in the formation of the government in the state even on the 14th day since the declaration of Assembly poll results, Fadnavis said that "he has been asked to continue as acting chief minister by the Governor".
The speculation the Sena was exploring alternative options other than the ally BJP got strengthened on Sunday when senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar showed reporters a phone message from Sena MP Sanjay Raut, which just contained a formal introduction of and greetings from the latter.
The Indian Express learnt from Sena functionaries and legislators present at a meeting called to elect the party’s legislative leader that Uddhav said he wants “equal power sharing”, including for the CM’s post, “as was decided before the Lok Sabha polls” with BJP.
Indicating that the result was below his hope to cross the halfway mark, Fadnavis invoked the example of a hardworking student. “We prepared for merit (an entry in the top-ranking list). But ended with first class results,” he said.