Mumbai: Advocate General of Maharashtra Ashutosh Kumbakoni has reached the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari has called him to take instructions. The screws of power are entangled in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena is adamant about the insistence of a 50-50 formula. The BJP needs 40 MLAs to form the government in Maharashtra. The BJP has the support of 121 MLAs, including independents and smaller parties. The current term of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly expires on 9 November.
The Advocate General reached the Raj Bhavan immediately after the BJP leader came out of the Raj Bhavan after meeting the Governor. A high official said that the "Advocate General may instruct the Governor regarding the legal and constitutional options. The Advocate General can also advise on the constitution of a permanent government in the state under constitutional provisions."
The Governor will consult with the Advocate General of Maharashtra Ashutosh Kumbakoni on the ongoing political crisis. The Governor can also ask the big party BJP to form the government and can determine the time of the majority test. If no party can prove the majority, then the President's rule can be implemented in Maharashtra.