Maharashtra under President’s rule for 3rd time in state’s 59-yr history

Maharashtra saw the second spell of President's rule after 34 years. Earlier, President's rule had imposed after Prithviraj Chavan resigned as Chief Minister following the withdrawal of support by ally NCP to the Congress-led government on September 28, 2014.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: November 13, 2019 16:23 IST
Maharashtra under President’s rule for 3rd time in state’s 59-yr history

The President's rule got imposed in Maharashtra for the third time since present-day Maharashtra came into existence in 1960. The imposition of President's rule in Maharashtra on Tuesday is the first instance in the 59-year-old history of the state when Article 356 got invoked due to the inability of political parties to form a government after an assembly election.
 
It was first imposed in 1980 and the second time in 2014. Overall, this is the third time that Maharashtra has come under the central rule. Present-Day Maharashtra came into existence on May 1, 1960.
 
The first of it was in February 1980 when the Indira Gandhi government dismissed the Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) government headed by Sharad Pawar.
 
The state saw the second spell of President's rule after 34 years. President's rule had imposed after Prithviraj Chavan resigned as Chief Minister following the withdrawal of support by ally NCP to the Congress-led government on September 28, 2014.
 
Article 356 of the Constitution, under which the President's rule got imposed in a state, deals with 'failure of constitutional machinery in the state'. The Union Cabinet on Tuesday recommended President's rule in Maharashtra. Hence, this is the first time that central rule got imposed in the state due to the inability of political parties to form a government after an assembly election.




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