Points to Remember:
- President’s Rule was imposed in Maharashtra amid a stalemate over government formation after the assembly polls last month.
- The Union Cabinet had earlier in the day recommended President’s Rule in the state after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari submitted a report in this regard, officials said.
- President Ram Nath Kovind has signed a proclamation imposing President’s Rule in Maharashtra under Article 356(1), they said, adding the Assembly has been kept in suspended animation.
- In his report, the governor said a situation has arisen that a stable government is not possible even after 15 days of election results being declared, according to officials.
- All possible efforts have been made but he saw no probability of a stable government in the state, the governor said.
As per Article 356(1):
- If the President, on receipt of report from the Governor of the State or otherwise, is satisfied
that a situation has arisen in which the government of the State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the President may by Proclamation
- (a) assume to himself all or any of the functions of the Government of the State and all or any of the powers vested in or exercisable by the Governor or any body or authority in the State other than the Legislature of the State;
- (b) declare that the powers of the Legislature of the State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of Parliament;….”
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Recently President’s Rule has been imposed in which state of India as political parties failed to prove majority? Maharashtra
- Under which article, President’s Rule was imposed in Maharashtra amid a stalemate over government formation? Article 356
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