Maha oppn sets 24-hr deadline for govt formation

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Mumbai, Nov 4: Exerting more pressure on the Congress- Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance to end stalemate over the berth sharing, the Maharashtra opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena met Governor SC Jamir seeking imposition of President's rule in the stat if a government is not sworn in within 24 hours.

"We told the Governor that even 13 days after the assembly poll results, there is no sign of a government being sworn in. The ruling alliance partners are haggling over plum portfolios, thereby delaying government formation," Sena group leader in assembly, Subhash Desai said.

"We told the Governor that if no ministry is sworn in the next 24 hours, he should recommend to the Centre imposing President's rule in the state," Desai added while speaking to reporters at Raj Bhawan.

Pointing out that the tenure of the 11th assembly has expired, BJP group leader in the assembly, Eknath Khadse condemned the Congress-NCP fight over portfolios saying, "The Congress-NCP leaders are delaying formation of the new government despite the October 22 results giving them the mandate to rule."

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