President’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra after President Ramnath Kovind Tuesday gave his assent to Cabinet’s recommendation to place Maharashtra under central rule.
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Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had submitted a report recommending the imposition of President’s rule in the state.
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On Monday, Governor Koshyari invited Sharad Pawar-led NCP to stake claim to form the government. The NCP was given time till 8.30 pm today. However, the NCP leaders apparently told the Governor they would need more time to form the government.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s erstwhile ally Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress are in talks to explore the possibility of forming the government in the state after the BJP failed to take up the Governor’s invite to form government in Maharashtra where assembly election results were announced on October 24.
BJP and Shiv Sena contested the assembly elections together and won with 105 and 56 seats respectively, but were unable to come to an agreement on government formation.
Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited the NCP to form the government on Monday evening and gave a 24 hour period to form a majority after the Shiv Sena failed to secure enough numbers within the deadline prescribed by him, prolonging the fortnight-long political impasse in the state. Shiv Sena was called over by the governor on Sunday evening.
Koshyari had also invited BJP to form the government on Saturday but a day later, the party declines the bod after Shiv Sena refused to budge from its demand on rotational CM and key cabinet berths.