President’s Rule in Maharashtra
New Delhi/Mumbai: Ending 19 days of uncertaintly over government formation, President Of India Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 for President’s Rule after the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the recommendation for Central rule in Maharashtra.
Union Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, endorsed Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari’s recommendation under Article 356 of the Constitution for imposition of President’s Rule after he was satisfied that the government of the state of Maharashtra cannot be carried on in accordance with the Constitution.
The Governor had given time till 8.30 pm today to the Nationalist Congress Party to prove that they have the numbers to form the government.
The Governor had earlier given time to the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the government and thereafter to Shiv Sena.
Earlier on Tuesday, Shiv Sena moved the Supreme Court against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s refusal to grant more time to the party to submit the letters of support from COngress-NCP to form the next government on Monday night.
Shiv Sena also conveyed to the media on Tuesday that another petition will be filed in the Supreme Court if President’s rule is imposed in Maharashtra