After BJP’s Sudhir Mungantiwar said President rule get imposed in Maharashtra if the government isn’t formed on time, Shiv Sena released an editorial titled, “Insult to Maharashtra, Is President in your pocket?”
Calling Mungantiwar’s remark “undemocratic and unconstitutional, ,”, Sena wrote, “The President is the supreme authority in the Constitution. It’s not about an individual but the country.”
The term of the current state legislative assembly will conclude on November 8, 2019. In the recently held polls, no other party has secured an absolute majority to form the government in the state.
In the 288-member house, the halfway mark is 145. The BJP has emerged as the single largest party winning 105 seats, Shiv Sena 56 seats, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 54 seats, Congress 44 seats, and others 30 seats. Both BJP and Sena fought the elections as allies.
Meanwhile, The top Congress leaders from the state held meetings with the senior leaders in the national capital on Friday and discussed the situation with party president Sonia Gandhi.