As the Maharashtra Governor has submitted a report to the Centre recommending President's rule in the state after the NCP said it needed more time to stitch together the required numbers, Mahesh Joshi, a Congress MLA from Rajasthan - the very same state where Congress Maharashtra MLAs have been sent to avoid being 'horse-traded' - while speaking to media accused BJP of ruining the situation in the state. He said that BJP is playing their own game and they want President’s rule in the state because that will ensure that the power comes back to them. The Congress MLA also said that the high command knows the stand of MLAs and they take decisions only after consulting them.
The Congress MLAs currently in Jaipur said that “Irrespective of whatever has been going on in the media, the ministers in Congress know about the stand of the MLAs. The high command takes the decisions only after consulting the MLAs.”
When asked about what will happen in the future, the Congress MLA said, “That is the Governor’s decision. BJP is playing its own game; they want either their government to be formed or no one else's government should be there. So even if there is a President’s rule in the state, it's going to be under them only. BJP has ruined the whole situation in Maharashtra, they don’t want the situation to calm down and they are using the Governor as their medium to do so.”
Shiv Sena was not able to stake the claim on Monday as they don't have the support of 145 MLAs. Later, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari asked the NCP, which is the third-largest party to express its willingness for government formation. Now, the governor has submitted a report to the President of India informing him that he is not satisfied as no party can form a government in the state. Meanwhile, both the NCP and the Congress are holding meetings over the developments as the Shiv Sena has expressed its desire to form a non-BJP government. Also, Shiv Sena has decided to move to the Supreme Court against the Governor’s decision to give them 48 hours for the government formation in the state and Republic TV’s sources say that they have approached Kapil Sibal to represent them.