November 13, 2019
After days of uncertainties, Maharashtra was placed under President’s Rule yesterday.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari wrote a letter to the centre recommending that the state be put under President’s Rule as no political party was able to form a government in the state.
BJP, Shiv Sena, NCP had all been invited by Koshyari to stake their claim to come to power but that did not happen and President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the recommendation made by Koshyari.
“Imposition of President’s Rule is an insult to the mandate of the people and this had happened because of the stubbornness of some people who disrespected that mandate. We are keeping a close watch on evolving political situation,” senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar told media.
Congress condemned the decision and its leader Ahmed Patel said, “BJP, Shiv Sena, NCP got invitation from the Governor to prove majority. But Congress didn’t get an invitation.”
Shiv Sena was denied its request for more time and has filed a petition in the Supreme Court complaining that the Governor was biased and had given extra-time to BJP.
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said, “We asked for 48 hours, he gave us six months. Any state with such a Governor is blessed.”
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