Union Cabinet recommends imposition of President's Rule in Maharashtra: Sources

A day after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned from his post following the end of 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in the state, the Union Cabinet on Saturday evening recommended President's Rule in Assembly poll-bound Maharashtra, official sources said.

Updated: Sep 28, 2014, 01:21 AM IST

Mumbai: A day after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned from his post following the end of 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in the state, the Union Cabinet on Saturday evening recommended President's Rule in Assembly poll-bound Maharashtra, official sources said.

The development follows after a recommendation, to this effect, by Maharashtra Governor CV Rao came earlier in the day today. According to reports, the cabinet's recommendation will be sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan soon.

The brief Cabinet meeting, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the absence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in the US, decided to recommend to the President central rule in the state where Assembly polls will be held on October 15, sources said. 

The development came soon after Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and asked him to continue till "alternative arrangements" are made, a statement from the Raj Bhavan said, PTI reported.

Chavan tendered the resignation yesterday after his government was reduced to a minority as the ally NCP withdrew the support.

With agency inputs