Congress slams governor for recommending President’s rule in Maharashtra

Congress spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala said SC decision upholding the disqualification of ‘Defector MLAs’ has burst the bubble of BJP’s ‘Operation Kamal’ | PTI

The Congress hit out at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday (November 12) for recommending President’s rule in the state, alleging that he has committed a grave travesty and made a mockery of the Constitutional process.

Congress Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also questioned the Maharashtra Governor for the arbitrary allotment of time to the NCP, Shiv Sena and the BJP to prove support for government formation. “This is unashamedly dishonest and politically motivated” Surjewala said.

“Governor Koshyari has committed a grave travesty of democracy and made a mockery of the constitutional process in recommending President’s rule in Maharashtra,” he said in a series of tweets.

A statement tweeted by Koshyari’s office said “He is satisfied that the government cannot be carried on in accordance with the Constitution, (and therefore) has today submitted a report as contemplated by provision of Article 356 of the Constitution”.

Koshyari, who had given the Nationalist Congress Party time till 8.30 pm on Tuesday (November 12) to express its willingness and ability to form government in Maharashtra and time being of the essence, has submitted a report to President Ram Nath Kovind recommending President’s rule in the state.