Maharashtra: President’s rule imposed in state

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday imposed President’s rule in Maharashtra after the Union Cabinet’s recommendation amid uncertainty in the state over government formation.

No political party has been able to form a government after the announcement of assembly poll results on October 24.

On Saturday, the BJP was invited by governor to form the government in state, but the party refused to stake claim, its ally Shiv Sena also failed Governor’s deadline on Monday. Sharad Pawar’s NCP, the third largest party, had got a deadline till 8:30 pm today to show the support of required MLAs needed to form the government. 

According to the sources the Union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met today afternoon to discuss the political stalemate in Maharashtra and decided to recommend to the president to impose president’s rule in the state.