President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the recommendation of Union Cabinet for the imposition of President’s Rule in Maharashtra. The developments come after parties, including Shiv Sena, BJP failed to form government in Maharashtra.
Reportedly, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari submitted a report to the Centre after parties failed to form the government in the state. Governor had earlier invited BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP to stake claim to form the government.
In the polls that concluded recently in Maharastra, BJP has won 105 seats — but is not near the halfway mark of 144. The Sena has 56 seats while the NCP and the Congress have 54 and 44 seats, respectively.
The Tussel Begins
Thereafter, the battle to claim the CM seat began between Sena and BJP and ended up with BJP announcing that it would not be able to form the government right now, on Sunday.
Sena could have formed a government with the support from NCP and Congress, but Congress giving up the CM seat in the deal – which Sena has been eyeing – was never happening.
Amid political uncertainty, President rule seemed the only resolution and here it is.
With President rule imposed, political parties now have six months to sort their differences and form a government in Maharastra. And in case they fail, the election commission will again have a job in hand.