Delhi, 12 Nov (The Press Watch) – The Maharashtra state today came under President’s Rule after President Ram Nath Kovind approved Governor B.S Koshyari’s report recommending it.
This action was taken as no political party was able to claim and form the government even more than a fortnight after the results of the Assembly polls were announced on October 24.
Koshyari had earlier given Sharad Pawar’s NCP time till 8.30pm today to prove it has the numbers after the Sena on Monday failed to get letters of support from its political rivals before the deadline set by the Governor came to an end.
Today Sena also approached the Supreme Court seeking an urgent hearing against the Governor’s decision to not extend the deadline given to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party to prove they have the numbers to form the government.
As the deliberations for government formation in Maharashtra reach a feverish pitch, the Congress has indicated it is keen on a chief minister from its ally NCP backed by the Shiv Sena.
Law experts claim that even after the president rule if political parties are ready they can form government. But as the rule has been imposed it has become a history to Maharashtrians.