Maharashtra: Governor and Union Cabinet Suggest President’s Rule

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The Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the Union Cabinet after intense discussion decided on imposition of President’s rule in the state on Tuesday.

A statement released by the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai said, “Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari having been satisfied that as Govt of Maharashtra cannot be carried on in accordance with the Constitution, has today submitted a report as contemplated by the provisions of Article 356 of Constitution (President’s Rule).”

Earlier on November 11, Governor Koshyari had asked the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to form the government in Maharashtra after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and their ally Shiv Sena have fallen apart over 50:50 power share.

Later in the day, the NCP and Congress members are due to hold a meeting on the political deadlock issue in the state.

 

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