President’s rule imposed in Maharashtra

On 28 September 2014, President’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra by the President in accordance with a move by the Union Cabinet calling for the same. The state assembly has been kept under suspended animation.  The Cabinet made this recommendation, after the Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan, submitted his resignation to the Governor, C.V.Rao. Mr.Chavan was put in a position where he had to resign after the NCP Congress alliance in the state crumbled. Assembly elections are scheduled to commence from October 15 in Maharashtra.