As the political turmoil in Maharashtra intensifies, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury attacked the BJP government. Yechury slammed the BJP and the governor's actions pertaining to the government formation. Yechury took to Twitter and unleashed a series of scathing attacks through his tweets.
He slammed the BJP for failing to form the government in the state and also referred to the Bommai judgement of 1994.
"The floor test is what determines whether a ‘stable government’ is possible."
The floor test is what determines whether a ‘stable government’ is possible. The Bommai judgement amongst many others has made that very clear. What is the BJP afraid of? Modi had called the state victories “unprecedented” and Diwali gifts “before” Diwali. #Maharashtra https://t.co/BkRVG0D8Yr— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) November 12, 2019
While diverting his attack towards the Modi government, Yechury said:
"The Modi government is a brazen attack on Indian democracy,"
The Modi-govt is a brazen attack on Indian democracy. Federal principles, conventions and rules, as we have seen repeatedly - in J&K, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and so many other states - are flouted repeatedly. #Maharashtra is the latest chapter. pic.twitter.com/rHdjEWeJaO— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) November 12, 2019
Yechury also criticized the Maharashtra governor over his actions of submitting a report to the centre before the deadline given to NCP. He said:
"This is the butchery of our Constitution."
The Governor of Maharashtra had given time till 8.30 pm today to NCP leader Shri Sharad Pawar. Then how can he recommend President’s rule before the expiry of the deadline? This is the butchery of our Constitution. #Maharashtra https://t.co/hDWsX484gV— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) November 12, 2019
Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday submitted a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recommending President Rule in the state, according to the sources. As per sources, the governor has said that no parties have proven to be capable of forming the government in Maharashtra, thereby submitting his report to the centre.
The Mahayuti alliance in Maharashtra a combined tally of 161 seats (BJP- 105, Sena -56) but is yet to put its majority to use. On the other hand, the 'Maha- Agadhi' alliance (NCP-54, Congress-44) bagged 98 seats in total. The halfway mark is 145.