The Maharashtra assembly has 288 members and in the recently held legislative assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena had an alliance and contested in the election. Shivsena had requested BJP that in the five years of rule, they need two and a half years to rule. As the dealing didn’t impress BJP, they refused to go with Shivsena. The Governor asked the BJP which grabbed 105 places, to form a government in Maharashtra, but BJP refused to take the lead.
Following this, the governor asked Shivsena that grabbed 56 places. Shivsena decided to make a new Alliance and requested the governor to give three days’ time. But the governor denied. Due to the confusion, the governor suggested the central government for president rule. Following this, the Central cabinet meeting under Prime Minister,
was held and they agreed to go with the president's rule. President Ramnath Kovind agreed to this and now president rule is in practice in Maharashtra.