Maharashtra Government Formation HIGHLIGHTS: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Sunday said he was still with the NCP and Sharad Pawar was the leader. “I am in the NCP and shall always be in the NCP and Sharad Pawar saheb is our leader,” Ajit Pawar tweeted. But NCP chief Sharad Pawar hit back saying Ajit’s statement was misleading and aimed at creating confusion.
“There is no question of forming an alliance with BJP. NCP has unanimously decided to ally with Shiv Sena and Congress to form the government. Ajit Pawar’s statement is false and misleading in order to create confusion and false perception among the people,” Sharad Pawar said.
The Supreme Court on Sunday directed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce the letters submitted by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to Maharashtra Governor Bharat Koshyari, claiming support of the MLAs and thereby staking claim to form the government. The top court sought the documents and adjourned the hearing for 10.30 am on Monday.
A Bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna was holding an urgent hearing of a petition filed by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine, seeking quashing of the Maharashtra Governor’s decision to swear in Fadnavis as chief minister.