Sujata AnandanEven as a question mark hangs over whether the Shiv Sena will be able to form a government in Maharashtra, or the state goes under President’s Rule, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has a tough task ahead of him.With the governor now inviting the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the third-largest party in the newly-elected assembly, to try its hand at government formation, the Sena's future is dependent on NCP chief Sharad Pawar's generosity either which way.Close The Congress which had intense consultations about supporting the Shiv Sena throughout November 11, has lobbed the ball in Pawar's court and is likely to follow his advice in toto on government formation. So with the Shiv Sena having burnt its bridges with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it is at a critical stage where it either gets to head the government if Pawar so wishes or is left with no choice but to offer inside or outside support to the NCP. related news Maharashtra government … [Read more...] about Politics | Challenges before Uddhav Thackeray if Shiv Sena forms the government
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, on November 12, quoted lines of legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan to reaffirm his party's resolve to succeed and not give up.Raut, who on November 11 underwent angioplasty at the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai, tweeted two lines from Bachchan's famous poem: "Lehron se dar kar nauka paar nahi hoti, himmat karne waalon ki kabhi haar nahi hoti (the boat that qualms the waves never gets across, those who dare do not lose)."The Rajya Sabha member further tweeted, "Hum honge kamyaab, zaroor honge (we would succeed, definitely).”Close Follow our LIVE blog for the latest updates on government formation in Maharashtra related news JLR sales down by 6%, fall to 41,866 units in October Politics | Challenges before Uddhav Thackeray if Shiv Sena forms the government Snapdeal looking at $1.2 bn valuation with fresh funding of $100 mn: Report The 57-year-old firebrand leader, who led the Sena's charge to seek equal share in power with the BJP after … [Read more...] about Maharashtra government formation: Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut tweets famous poem, says ‘we will succeed’