New Delhi: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday blamed Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for not providing sufficient time to their party to decide on the government formation in the state. Speaking to news agency ANI, Uddhav Thackeray said, “BJP was invited by the Governor but they refused to form govt in the state. The next day we were given the invitation (by Governor), we were given only 24 hours time but we required 48 hours. But he (Maharashtra) didn’t give us 48 hours time.” Also Read - Maharashtra Government Formation: As Clock Ticks For Sena, Uddhav Thackeray Dials Congress' Sonia Gandhi
Meanwhile, when a reporter asked if the BJP option is completely finished, Thackeray responded, “Why are you in such a hurry? It’s politics. President has given us six months time,” as quoted by news agency ANI. Also Read - Maharashtra Power Tussle: Uddhav Thackeray-Sharad Pawar Hold Talks, Claim Reports
Lambasting at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s refusal to form a new government in the state with Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray said, “I didn’t finish the BJP option, it was BJP itself which did that.” Also Read - Maharashtra Power Tussle: Uddhav Thackeray Hints at Exploring Other Options, Says In Touch With Congress And NCP
It must be noted that Maharashtra is placed under President’s Rule after nearly 20 days of the state assembly elections. Placing the Maharashtra Assembly under suspended animation, the Centre said it was left with no other alternative.
The President’s Rule was imposed in the state after political parties failed to form a government even 20 days after the results of the assembly polls were declared last month. Further, President Kovind had accepted the recommendation and signed the notification for the imposition of the central rule in Maharashtra.