President Rule has been imposed in Maharashtra state as the coalition of BJP & Shiv Sena were unable to form a government and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari didn't have any other option left.
As there has been a deadlock over the government formation in Maharashtra three weeks since the election results were declared, President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the cabinet's decision to impose President's Rule in Maharashtra.
This decision was based on the recommendation of Maharasthra's Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and he shared in his report that there is no probability of a stable government being formed in the state at this moment.
The officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs also shared in their statement that the President's Rule is imposed for six months but any party can prove their majority in the Maharashtra assembly and come forward to form the government, and the President's Rule will be withdrawn.
WHERE DID IT GO WRONG?
The governor of Maharashtra invited Sharad Pawar, the president of NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) with a willingness to form the government but the NCP party has 54 MLAs. In order to form the government, the party requires 145 MLAs to prove the majority.
Earlier, the Shiv Sena party also failed to form the government as they have 56 MLAs and their alliance party - BJP - refused as they didn't have the required numbers to claim a majority in the 288 member Maharashtra assembly.
The elections in Maharashtra were held on October 21 and results were announced on October 24 wherein the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won with the majority with 161 seats. However, both the parties were unable to agree on their demands and failed to form the government.