As the halt over government formation refuses to end in Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has recommended imposition of President’s rule in the state, reports claimed on Tuesday.
The development comes a day after the Governor asked the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to express willingness and ability to form the government in the state after Shiv Sena failed to come up with support letter.
For NCP, the third largest party in the state, Koshyari had set a deadline of 8:30 PM.
Reports have claimed that Shiv Sena can approach Supreme Court, if President Rule is imposed in the state. Sources said that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has talked to Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel over the issue.
On the other hand, Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal are on their way to Mumbai to hold talks with NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
“Congress President Sonia Gandhi spoke to Sharad Pawar today morning and deputed Ahamed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge and myself for holding further discussions with the NCP supremo. “We three are going to Mumbai now and will meet Sharad Pawar at the earliest”, senior Congress leader KC Venugopal had tweeetd earlier in the day.