Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said the President's Rule was 'a joke with democracy' and was an ill deed against the established traditions of the Constitution.
Party resolves to continue alliance with NCP at its legislature party meeting in Jaipur
In the meeting that went on for one and a half hours, it was unanimously decided that Congress President Sonia Gandhi will take a call on the leader of the legislature.
The BJP on Sunday announced that it would not form government in Maharashtra in view of the ally Shiv Sena's stand to not join them in the efforts.
Sharad Pawar said he would react only to an official statement from the Sonia Gandhi-led party.
Patil, a former Lok Sabha speaker, however, said the Congress and NCP may not agree to such an arrangement.
Former Congress CMs Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan have spoken about the need for the Shiv Sena to break away from the BJP in case it wants to form government with their party's support.
Pawar, re-elected from the Baramati assembly seat in Pune district, refrained from commenting on the ongoing war of words between the saffron allies over sharing of power in the new government.
The Congress won 44 seats in the polls for the 288- member Assembly, results of which were announced on Thursday.
While 73-year-old Chavan, a former Union minister, is confident of retaining the seat with a comfortable win, the BJP is pinning its hopes on 36-year-old Atul Bhosale.
Maharashtra Congress general-secretary Sachin Sawant said that the broadcaster had made changes in the party's voter awareness script without it’s knowledge.
Addressing a poll rally here in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, the Home Minister lambasted the opposition for opposing scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution.
Mumbai Regional Congress President Eknath Gaikwad, whose daughter and former minister Varsha is contesting the election, said that Rahul Gandhi will address a rally at Dharavi on October 13.
Other prominent campaigners are former CMs Sushilkumar Shinde, Prithviraj Chavan and Ashok Chavan.
NCP spokesperson Ankush Kakade said on Friday that hsi party and Congress decided to support MNS candidate Kishor Shinde in Kothrud to avoid division of votes against Patil.