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Shiv Sena moves SC over Governor’s refusal to extend deadline

Political News, Nation, (New Delhi), November 12:-The Shiv Sena onTuesday approached the Supreme Court seeking urgent hearing against Governor BS Koshyari’s decision to not extend the deadline given to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party to prove they have the numbers to form the government.

Kapil Sibal will represent the Sena in the SC.

The move comes amid reports that the Cabinet has recommended President’s Rule as the stalemate over government formation persists.

Koshyari had given time to the NCP till 8.30pm today to prove that it has the numbers after the Shiv Sena on Monday failed to get letters of support from the political rivals before the deadline set by the Governor who rejected its plea for three more days to do so.

Shiv Sena says, “Governor wrongfully declined to give 3 days”. Shiv Sena MLA Anil Parab is a co-petitioner in the case. The Supreme Court is still to inform Sena lawyers about listing the case.

Meanwhile, former union minister Yashwant Sinha criticising the Governor said, “Governor Maharashtra has truly acted as the ‘agent’ of the centre in recommending President’s rule in the state. The three parties should now come out vehemently, reconcile their differences and form a government.”

However, Congress leader Sushil Shinde said, “The governor can do anything… and even if presidents rule in implemented then also a new government can be formed.”

Questioning the governor on reports of President’s rule in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said, “How can the honourable governor recommend President rule till the time given to NCP doesn’t lapse?”

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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