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Maharashtra Placed Under President's Rule

Lawstreet Journal 13 Nov 2019 6:41pm

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President Ram Nath Kovind on November 12, 2019, approved the imposition of President’s rule in Maharashtra under Article 356 of the Constitution of India.

The action was taken after state governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari made a recommendation to the President, citing his unsuccessful efforts at government formation in the state. 

The assembly will be kept under suspended animation for now, and can be revived and President’s rule lifted as and when some party works out an alliance that is in a position to offer a stable government. 

Soon after the Governor’s report was sent, the Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, considered the report that stated that keeping in view the situation, circumstances and ground realities, he was satisfied that no party was in a position to form a stable government and that the government of Maharashtra could not be run in accordance with provisions of the Constitution.

In view of the above, the Cabinet approved a recommendation to the President to issue a Proclamation under Article 356(1) of the Constitution. 

In his report to the President, Koshyari said a situation had arisen in which it was impossible to constitute or form a stable government in the State, and the government could not be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. 

In addition to this, the governor also cited his unsuccessful attempts to explore the possibility of formation of the government by talking to all the political parties who could have joined hands with other parties to… Continue Reading...

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