In the latest turn of events in the Maharastra politics, a meeting of parties with the state governor BS Koshyari has been postponed. According to Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, a delegation of Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP MLAs was scheduled to meet the governor this evening but it has been postponed.
It has been reported that the meeting was postponed because members of the delegation were carrying out drought inspection visits in constituencies. The meeting will be rescheduled however the date has not been finalized yet. The delegation’s meeting with BS Koshyari was expected to discuss administration issues such as farmers’ distress and unemployment.
The state has been imposed with President’s Rule since November 12 as per Article 356 of the Constitution. Where the Shiv Sena has accused the saffron party of betraying the alliance, BJP president Amit Shah said that there were certain demands of Sena that BJP could not agree with.
Political Tussle in Maharashtra
The NDA alliance ‘Mayayuti’ had received a clear majority in Maharashtra as BJP won 105 while Shiv Sena bagged 56 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly.
Shiv Sena insisted on the execution of 50:50 formula, as per which the CM post was to be shared between both the parties on a rotational basis. However, the saffron party insisted on retaining Devendra Fandavis as the Chief Minister only.