Maharashtra govt formation LIVE: President’s rule imposed in Maharashtra

After 19 days of fruitless efforts, President’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra as Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party, and Indian National Congress failed to reach a consensus to form a government. The Bharatiya Janata Party showed its inability to form the government after Governor invited Devendra Fadnavis to form the government. Since then the tussle for power began. Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar, Sonia Gandhi, and other leaders of the three parties were in talks to reach a solution for the impasse. However, after Shiv Sena failed to provide a letter for support, NCP got an invitation from the governor. After much deliberation and talks, the three parties could not come on the same page and the state had to see the president’s rule.

With President’s rule imposed, now any party can approach the governor with letter of support of 145 MLAs to form the government.

The BJP, which is ruling in the interim, has 105 MLAs and opted out of forming a government when its ally, the Sena, insisted on the Chief Minister’s post
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Nishant Katnekar, Maharashtra govt’s lawyer: I will have to receive a copy of the petition, then I will have to see the prayers, contents, grounds and thereafter appropriate steps will be taken.

Mumbai: Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal arrive at YB Chavan centre for a meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar. President’s Rule has been imposed in the state

President Ram Nath Kovind has signed the notification saying that assembly will be dismissed in Maharashtra and President’s rule will be inforced.

Congress stands united with NCP in Maharashtra: Ashok Chavan

Shiv Sena files petition in Supreme Court challenging Maharashtra Governor’s decision to not extend the time given to the party to prove their ability to form government. Advocate Sunil Fernandez has filed the plea for Shiv Sena.

Shiv Sena siad that the governor acted on the behest of Bharatiya Janata Party. BJP got 48 hours to show support but Shiv Sena did not get the same from the governor.

Maharashtra government formation: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday recommended President’s rule in Maharashtra where no political party has been able to form a government after the assembly polls last month.

 

Sources said the Union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met here this afternoon to discuss the political impasse in Maharashtra and decided to recommend to the president to impose Central rule in the state.

 

After the meeting, the prime minister left for Brazil to attend the BRICS summit.

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday indicated it might move the Supreme Court against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s decision to decline extension of time sought by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party for submitting the “requisite letter of support” to prove its claim to form a government on Monday night.

 

The Sena, which is trying to form a coalition government with the support of the NCP and the Congress, had failed to secure the letters from both the parties.

 

Sena leaders had met Koshyari ahead of the 7:30 PM deadline on Monday to stake claim to form a government.

 

When asked whether the Sena will challenge the Governor’s refusal to allow the party more time to muster numbers, Rajya Sabha MP Anil Desai on Tuesday said, “We may do that. Uddhavji is monitoring ongoing developments in the state. He is discussing the issue with senior party leaders.”

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