President's rule comes to effect in Maharashtra

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Ram Nath Kovind approves President's rule in Maharashtra
Ram Nath Kovind approves President's rule in Maharashtra

Mumbai : President's rule has been imposed in Maharashtra after approval from Ram Nath Kovind. Shiv Sena, on the other hand, has moved to the Supreme Court against Maharashtra Governor for not granting an extension of three days to the party to get letters of support from NCP and Congress.

On Monday, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had called the NCP to form the government. The President's rule was imposed three hours before the deadline.

Congress slammed the decision and said that President must had waited till the deadline he had given before taking such a call.

“Imposition of President Rule in Maharashtra was decided long ago.But Hon Governer should have waited till 8.30 tonight before sending report to Centre. Bcoz he only had fixed this deadline with NCP as last option to form govt. Prima facie it looks illegal & unconstitutional now,” says Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam in a tweet.

Three senior Congress leaders chosen by Sonia Gandhi are supposed to meet NCP leaders in Mumbai on Tuesday evening to talk out government formation in Maharashtra.

Sena in its writ petition before the Supreme Court has also challenged the Governor’s decision to give 24 hours to prove majority against BJP’s 48 hours. Congress senior leader Kapil Sibal is likely to represent Sena in top court. 

Check out Maharashtra Governor's tweet over President rule