Will hold further talks with Congress, NCP: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 12, 2019, 08.24 PM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

File photo of Uddhav Thackeray Photograph:( India.com )

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Thackeray stated that his party needed more time to prove support to be able to form the government in Maharashtra but the same was not granted by the Governor. 

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that although the party has been with the Bharatiya Janata Party for many years, this time around "it has to go with Congress-NCP". 

"We'll hold further talks with both of them," Thackeray told media today. 

Thackeray stated that his party needed more time to prove support to be able to form the government in Maharashtra but the same was not granted by the Governor. 

"Yesterday we formally requested Congress-NCP for their support to form the government. We needed 48 hours, but the Governor didn't give us time," he said.

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Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has filed a petition in Supreme Court challenging Maharashtra Governor's decision to not extend the time given to the party to prove their ability to form the government. Advocate Sunil Fernandez filed the plea for Shiv Sena.

Meanwhile, top brass of the Nationalist Congress Party on Tuesday held talks with senior Congress leaders in Mumbai on the ongoing impasse over government formation in Maharashtra. 

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NCP chief, Sharad Pawar, told media that the party is in no hurry and will further discuss with Congress on the move to support Shiv Sena to form the government in Maharashtra. 

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"We are in no hurry. We will hold discussions with Congress and then take a decision (to support Shiv Sena)," Pawar said. 

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra was placed under the President's Rule after political parties like the BJP, the Shiv Sena and the NCP failed to claim power in the state.