Maharashtra Governor gives NCP a chance to form the government
Mumbai : Sharad Pawar-led NCP now has the ball in their court as the party has been invited by the Maharashtra Governor to form the government in the state. But, if NCP wants to form the government they it must get support from both the Congress and Shiv Sena.
On Monday, Shiv Sena received a huge jolt after the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari refused to extend deadline to form the government. Congress refused to provide support to Shiv Sena in the political battle. Koshyari’s refusal has put the State politics in a major vortex with political and Constitutional experts pointing towards imminent Presidential rule in the State.
The Shiv Sena had staked claims of forming the government in the state with 56 MLAs, with NCP’s 54 MLAs and Congress party’s 44 MLAs. The total number was 154, 10 more than the required figure to form the government in the state.
A press statement issued by the Governor’s office said that a delegation from Shiv Sena met the Governor and expressed willingness to form a government in Maharashtra. However, they could not submit the requisite letter of support and sought three more days’ extension of the deadline for submitting it. But the Governor expressed his inability to give any further extensions.