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Maharashtra government formation: Situation hints towards President's rule

File photo: BJP President Amit Shah with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 08, 2019, 08.17 PM (IST)

Devendra Fadnavis has resigned as the Maharashtra chief minister, a day before the current state assembly term ends. He has been asked to continue as the caretaker chief minister.

After nearly a fortnight's impasse over the formation of a new government in India's third-largest state Maharashtra. The BJP and the Shiv Sena haven't progressed further on staking claim to form a new government. 

This may lead the state towards the President's rule if none of the parties is unable to elect a leader as chief minister before the assembly is dissolved on November 9.

The BJP and the Shiv Sena have won the state election together as an alliance, but, the post-election political manoeuvering by the Shiv Sena has plunged Maharashtra into uncertainty.

Fighting for the chief minister's job, the Shiv Sena wants a policy of rotation, but the BJP doesn't.

People gave the BJP and Shiv Sena alliance a clear majority of 161 seats in the 288-member house. 

The other alliance, of the NCP-Congress, got only 98 seats.

The role of The Governor of Maharashtra  Bhagat Singh Koshyari has become crucial.

He has asked Devendra Fadnavis to continue as caretaker cm for fifteen days.

The governor also has the options to invite the largest single party, or an alliance to form the government.

The Shiv Sena has been accusing the BJP of deliberately pushing Maharashtra towards president’s rule.

The Shiv Sena has said that it has the numbers through alternative options to form the government in Maharashtra.

Story highlights

The BJP and the Shiv Sena have won the state election together as an alliance, but, the post-election political manoeuvering by the Shiv Sena has plunged Maharashtra into uncertainty.