Will there be president's rule in Maharashtra before polls?

  • HT Correspondents and agencies, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2014 13:34 IST

Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday met the state governor even as the opposition BJP demanded president's rule following the withdrawal of NCP.

The governor C Vidyasagar Rao is reportedly seeking legal advice, after the BJP upped the pressure saying the Congress government in the state did not have a majority any longer after splitting with the NCP.

The Assembly elections in the state are scheduled for October 15.

There is also further trouble for the Congress with a section of its leaders against any poll alliances with the Samajwadi Party saying this would help the BJP and the Shiv Sena in the state.

After the seat sharing talks failed on Thursday evening deputy chief minister and leader of the NCP legislature party Ajit Pawar drove to Raj Bhavan and handed over letter of withdrawal of support to the Democratic Front government.

Pawar was accompanied by the state NCP president SunilTatkare and PWD minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, according to reports.

Chief Minister Chavan, when asked about NCP's withdrawal of support, said at a press conference that further steps would be taken after consulting constitutional experts.

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