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Maharashtra Elections 2019

Shiv Sena MLAs leave after meeting with party chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence Matoshree in Mumbai.

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NCP and Congress leaders at a meeting at NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde's residence in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and others during a meeting regarding government formation in Maharashtra, at Pawar's residence in New Delhi.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and others during a meeting regarding government formation in Maharashtra, at Pawar's residence in New Delhi.

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Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanvis during Party MLA meeting at Vasant Smruti, Dada in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar addresses the media during a press conference, in Nagpur

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Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan (c) interact with media at Tanna House, in Mumbai

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NCP President Sharad Pawar interacts with farmers during a visit to Khapa village to inspect damaged crops, in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.

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Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP leaders during a joint meeting for a Common Minimum Programme, in Mumbai.

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BJP leaders Vinod Tawde and Devendra Fadnavis arrive for the party MLAs meeting at the BJP office in Mumbai.

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With the assembly in suspended animation, Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress begin hectic parleys to arive at a consensus on government formation...

Sena snaps ties with BJP to pave way for support from NCP-Congress, Uddhav Thackeray meets governor to seek more time for mustering required numbers.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar along with Congress leader Ahmed Patel during a joint press conference, in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a press conference as his son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray looks on, in Mumbai.

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BJP's senior leaders Sudhir Munganttiwar, Vinod Tawde, Ashish Shelar address the media after concluding BJP Core Committee Meeting regarding review of current political situation and President's rule imposed in Maharashtra, in Mumbai.

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Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal arrive for a meeting with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), in Mumbai. The leaders are meeting NCP to discuss modalities of support to the Shiv Sena for government formation in Maharashtra.

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Congress leaders during a meeting with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), in Mumbai. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari recommended imposition of President's Rule in the state in view of stalemate over government formation.

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NCP leader's Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde leave after the NCP MLA's meeting, in Mumbai

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NCP MLA meeting at Y B Chavan Center in Mumbai

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar arrives to Y B Chavan Center for party MLA meeting in Mumbai.

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NCP leader and Party’s CM candidate Ajit Pawar arrives to the Y B Chavan Center for party MLA Meeting in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge along with former CM Prithviraj Chavan and other leaders comes out after a meeting with the party President Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader KC Venugopal leaves after a meeting with the party President Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath, in New Delhi

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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, flanked by party's Maharashtra unit leaders, addresses the media after a meeting with the party President Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath, in New Delhi

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Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray (C) reacts as he leaves with Eknath Shinde and other party leaders after a meeting with Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari in Mumbai.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar outside the Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar leaving from Y B Chavan centre after NCP’s core committee meeting in Mumbai.

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NCP's leader Ajit Pawar addressing Media at YB Chavan Centre before leaving to Raj Bhavan after Governor's invitation to NCP to form Government on 11 November 2019 in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena leaders Aaditya Thackeray and Eknath Shinde meet Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari to stake claim to form government in the state, at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai

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Shiv Sena leaders Aaditya Thackeray and Eknath Shinde along with party leaders address a press conference after meeting Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari, in Mumbai

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Shiv Sena leaders Aaditya Thackeray, Eknath Shinde and others meet Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari to stake claim to form government in the state, at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai

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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut at Matoshree in Mumbai

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Senior Congress leader Manikrao Thakre arrives at 10 Janpath for a meeting with party leaders, in New Delhi,

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Congress leader Ashok Chavan arrives at 10 Janpath for a meeting with party leaders, in New Delhi

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Congress leader Rajni Patil arrives at 10 Janpath for a meeting with party leaders, in New Delhi,

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Congress leader Sushilkumar Sambhaji Shinde arrives at 10 Janpath for a meeting with party leaders, in New Delhi

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Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan arrives at 10 Janpath for a meeting with party leaders, in New Delhi

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Senior Congress leaders from Maharashtra arrive at 10 Janpath for a meeting with party leaders, in New Delhi

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar leaving after party's core committee meeting, in Mumbai

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NCP Leaders coming out of YB Chavan Centre after NCP's core committee meeting in Mumbai.

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NCP Leaders coming out of YB Chavan Centre after NCP's core committee meeting in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Former state BJP president and former cabinet minister Sudhir Mungantiwar addressing media outside CM Varsha Bungalow at Malabar Hill in Mumbai

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Maharashtra acting CM Devendra Fadanvis leaving after meeting Maharashtra Governor at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai

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Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil with party leaders Sudhir Mungtivar, Pankaja Munde, Ashish Shelar, Girish Mahajan addresses the media after meeting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule arrives to attend party's core committee meeting, in Mumbai

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel arrives to attend party's core committee meeting, in Mumbai

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar arrives for party's core committee meeting, in Mumbai

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Congress leaders address the media outside Sharad Pawar's residence, at Silver Oak, in Mumbai.

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Congress leaders outside Sharad Pawar's residence, at Silver Oak, in Mumbai.

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Acting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks during a press conference in Mumbai. The current assembly session ends on Nov. 9.

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Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray with Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray addresses a press conference at Shiv Sena Bhavan at Dadar in Mumbai

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during a press conference in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with other party leaders during a press conference in Mumbai.

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Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar and his party leaders meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to discuss the current political scenario in the Maharashtra and request him to impose Governor's Rule at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari meets with Minister for Revenue & Public Works Chandrakant Patil (2nd L), Minister for Finance, Planning and Forest Sudhir Mungantiwar (C) and others, at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut coming out of Shiv Sena Bhavan after party meeting in Mumbai.

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Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray coming out of Shiv Sena Bhavan after party meeting in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray coming out of Shiv Sena Bhavan after party meeting, in Mumbai.

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BJP party workers perform rituals yagna praying that BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis forms the state government again, in Mumbai.

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The hotel where Shiv Sena MLAs have been shifted amid the ongoing uncertainty over government formation and fear of switching sides, in Mumbai. Shiv Sena MLAs on Thursday passed a resolution, authorising party chief Uddhav Thackeray to take a "final decision" on government formation in Maharashtra.

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Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil with party leaders Sudhir Mungantiwar, Ashish Shelar and Girish Mahajan interact with media after meeting Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis chairs a meeting of the ministers who had visited areas affected by unseasonal rain to take a stock of the situation, in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar addresses a press conference, in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar along with party leaders Jayant Patil and Sunil Tatkare addresses a press conference, in Mumbai.

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A joint delegation of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari receives a bouquet from Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam as party's spokesman Sanjay Raut looks on, in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress President (NCP) Sharad Pawar address during a meeting at NCP office, in Mumbai.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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Yuva Sena chief and newly elected MLA Aaditya Thackeray leaves after the announcement of Eknath Shinde as party legislative leader, in Mumbai.

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NDA Alliance Parties (L-R) Vinayak Mete of Shiv Sangram Party, Republican Party of India Chief Ramdas Athawale, RSP chief Mahadev Jankar, Rayat Kranti Sanghatana chief Sadabhau Khot during a meeting at Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena's new legislative leader Eknath Shinde (L) along with party chief whip Sunil Prabhu pose for a photo at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Mumbai. Shinde, MLA from neighbouring Thane, was the leader of house in the previous term as well, besides being a cabinet minister in the BJP-Sena government.

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis speaks during a meeting to announce Maharashtra BJP legislature party leader, in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis along with Maharashtra BJP incharge Saroj Pandey (2L), Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (2R), Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil (3L) and BJP general secretary Bhupendar Yadav (R) during a a meeting to announce Maharashtra BJP legislature party leader, in Mumbai. The meeting came in the backdrop of the power sharing tussle between the BJP and Shiv Sena after results of the Oct. 21 Assembly elections were declared on Oct. 24.

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Ajit Pawar gestures after being elected as the Maharashtra NCP legislature party leader, in Mumbai.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar during a meeting to announce Maharashtra NCP legislature party leader, in Mumbai.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar felicitates Chhagan Bhujbal for wining the Maharashtra State Assembly election during a meeting to announce Maharashtra NCP legislature party leader, in Mumbai.

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Independent candidate Geeta Jain celebrates with party workers after winning the assembly election at Mira road, in Mumbai.

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BJP candidate Subhash Deshmukh flashes the victory sign after he won the Assembly election, in Solapur, Maharashtra.

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Yuvasena Chief Aaditya Thackeray outside counting centre after winning the assembly elections.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, State BJP president Chandrakant Patil and RPI chief Ramdas Athawale flash victory signs as they celebrate their win in Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers burn fire-crackers as they celebrate their party's good show in Maharashtra Assembly elections, outside the party office, in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray with his brother Tejas Thackeray, father Uddhav Thackery and mother Rashmi Thackeray after winning the assembly elections at Sena Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Ramtek Assembly MLA Ashish Jaiswal and Bhandara Legislative Assembly MLA Narendra Bhandekar meet Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray at the Matoshree residence, in Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP Working President JP Nadda and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari after the partys victory in both Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls, at BJP HQ, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses his supporters after the partys victory in both Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls, at BJP HQ, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address his supporters after the partys victory in both Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls, at BJP HQ, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded by Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP Working President JP Nadda and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari after the partys victory in both Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls, at BJP HQ, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP Working President JP Nadda arrive at BJP HQ, in New Delhi.

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Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP Working President JP Nadda being greeted by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari upon their arrival at BJP HQ, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address his supporters after the partys victory in both Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls, at BJP HQ, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address his supporters after the partys victory in both Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls, at BJP HQ, in New Delhi. BJP President Amit Shah and BJP Working President JP Nadda are also seen.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray speaks during a press conference at Sen Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray arrives at Sen Bhavan in Mumbai. Thackeray won from Worli, the constituency that marks his electoral debut.

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BJP candidate from Kasba seat Mukta Tilak flashes the victory sign after she won the Assembly election, in Pune.

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Congress supporters celebrate outside Prithviraj Chavan's residence after he won Karad (South) constituency in the Maharashtra assembly polls, in Karad.

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BJP Workers celebrates their victory in Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Kolkata.

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NCP president Sharad Pawar addresses the media at his residence, in Mumbai.

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NCP president Sharad Pawar addresses the media at his residence, in Mumbai.

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Chetan Tupe, NCP wining candidate from Hadapsar constitiency gestures at an election vote counting centre in Pune.

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