For the first time in 59 years, President’s Rule is imposed in Maharastra, tending to the inability of the political parties to form a government after an Assembly election which took place 20 days back on October 24. The state is now all set for the President’s Rule after a report from Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to the centre after the after he spoke with the NCP, the third party in seats wise. After coming into existence on 1 May 1960, this has been the third time the Presidential rule was imposed in the state.
The Governor has given an opportunity for the BJP and Shiv Sena, the two biggest parties in the state. But both parties were unable to form a government lacked a full majority though they together won 161 seats. However, while the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance was still in the process of forming a government, the governor recommended to the President. The central cabinet also seems to have given the green signal.