Maharashtra Governor recommends President’s Rule in state, Shiv Sena may approach Supreme Court

Mumbai: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari has recommended President’s Rule in Maharashtra.

The recommendation comes hours before the 8.30 pm deadline given to the NCP to form the government. Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted, “How can the honourable governor recommend President rule till the time given to NCP doesn’t lapse?”

Shiv Sena may approach SC: If the Maharashtra Governor imposes President Rule in the state, Shiv Sena is likely to approach Supreme Court against the move. ANI reported that Uddhav Thackeray has talked to Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel over the issue.

Modi calls urgent Cabinet meeting: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an urgent Cabinet meeting just before his departure this afternoon for BRICS summit in Brazil. The agenda of the meeting is not known but the political rumblings in Maharashtra suggests that the government formation in state may come up in discussions.

Sena questions governor’s defiance of own deadline: Unconfirmed reports suggest that the governor has already sent the recommendation to impose President’s Rule in Maharashtra and Shiv Sena leaders are already reacting to the media reports. Party leader Priyanka Chaturvedi asked on Twitter that how can the governor defy his own deadline of 8.30 pm given to NCP to form government.

AIMIM will not support a govt led by Sena or BJP: AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday that his party, which won two seats in Maharashtra, will not support a government led by either the BJP or the Shiv Sena. “I am happy if the Congress-NCP are supporting Shiv Sena. People will know who was colluding with whom,” he said.

Asked about whether he will support the government that comes into power, he said there is nothing to consider yet, with all the political parties only playing games. “Pehle nikaah hoga, uske baad sochenge ki beta hoga ya beti hogi. Abhi toh nikaah hi nahi hua. (Only after marriage can it be pondered upon having a son or a daughter),” he said.