President’s rule was imposed today in pollbound Maharashtra, where the Assembly elections are scheduled to be held on October 15.
After the Nationalist Congress Party pull the plug on the coalition government over the seat sharing issue with the Congress, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had submitted his resignation on September 26, as his government has lost the majority.
President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the proclamation of imposing the central rule in the state on the recommendation of union cabinet, a spokesperson of the Home Ministry confirmed.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the absence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is away in the US, had decided yesterday to recommend the President’s rule in the state.
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