Maharashtra’s governor has invited Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the third largest party in a recent state election, to try and form a government after the BJP declined to do so, and the Shiv Sena failed to show letters of support. Arvind Sawant, the only Shiv Sena minister in the Union government led by the BJP, has resigned. The impasse in Maharashtra has dragged on for nearly three weeks, and the prospect of President’s rule looms. Stay tuned to this live blog for all the latest updates.
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