While President’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra, many have questioned the decision of the Governor. However, the Governor has strictly played by the rules as listed under Article 356.
The Shiv Sena has moved the Supreme Court stating that it was not given sufficient time to form the government. In its plea it said that the BJP was given 48 hours time as opposed to the 24 hours granted to it.
The fact is that the Shiv Sena had the option to approach the Governor and stake claim to form the government the day the results of the Maharashtra Assembly elections were announced on October 24, 2019. There is no hard and fast rule that the Shiv Sena had to wait for an invitation from the Governor.
New Delhi, Nov 13: The Shiv Sena sounded confident when the Governor invited the party to form the government in Maharashtra.
However towards the end of the day, the body language of all the Sena leaders had changed and the party was unable to form the government as it did not get letters of support from either the Congress or NCP.
By the end of the day, on Monday, the Shiv Sena had lost quite a bit. It was out of the NDA, lost a minister at the Centre and still did not make much progress in forming the government in Maharashtra.
The Shiv Sena was belligerent all these days, but towards the end of the day on Monday, the body language had changed.
After the BJP decided not to form government, the Shiv Sena was invited, but lacked the required numbers. It waited for a go ahead from the NCP and Congress, but the latter put on hold its decision to go ahead with the alliance.
New Delhi, Nov 11: The impasse in Maharashtra continues and the ball today is in the court of the Shiv Sena. The party has been invited by the Governor, to form the government after the BJP said on Sunday that it did not have the required numbers.
If the Shiv Sena decides to form the government, then it basically means that there would be a three-party government which would include the NCP and the Congress. But has the Shiv Sena played its cards well?
It now appears as though the strategy is more about keeping the BJP at bay. The negative glue brings you together, but can the positive glue hold you together.
OneIndia caught up with India’s leading political scientist, Dr Sandeep Shastri to understand the dynamic in Maharashtra.
New Delhi, Nov 08: With no sign of the deadlock ending, Devendra Fadnavis is likely to step down as the chief minister of Maharashtra. A caretaker CM is likely to be in place before the parties are able to come up with some formal arrangement and stake a claim to form the government.
The BJP which was supposed to meet with the Governor and stake a claim to form the government has put off its plan. The party would only stake a claim when it has the support of 145 MLAs, sources in the BJP tell OneIndia.
New Delhi, Nov 07: The BJP is leaving nothing to chance as it hopes to form the next government in Maharashtra.
While a delegation of the BJP met with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to update him about the party’s efforts to form the government, another team is involved in legal discussions. The BJP’s Chandrakant Patil said that the delegation went to brief the Governor about the ongoing situation. He also said that they discussed some legal options due to the delay in the formation of the government.
New Delhi, Oct 13: The average assets of the MLAs from Maharashtra and Haryana grew by Rs 8.50 crore and Rs 10.19 crore respectively in the past five years, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.
Mumbai, Mar 18:Maharashtra has always been a bastion of the Congress. However in the past few years, one has seen the base dwindling and due to the lack of a decisive strategy and lack of leaders, the Congress has been on the back-foot in the state.
The party is looking to better its performance in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. There are 48 seats up for grabs and in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress could manage just 2.