Mumbai: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the recommendation of Maharashtra Governor, Union Cabinet and has imposed President's rule in Maharashtra, three hours before the deadline given to NCP to  stake claim and form the government in the state.

Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari  had written to the President about the failure of political parties in Maharashtra to form the government.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena has moved the Supreme Court against the Governor's decision to impose President's rule in the state even before the deadline given to NCP comes to an end. Veteran Congress leader Kapil Sibal will represent Shiv Sena's case in the Supreme Court.

Earlier, Shiv Sena could not form the government as their talks with the Congress did not yield any concrete results. As the deadline given to Shiv Sena came to an end on November 11 at 7.30 pm, the Governor had invited NCP to stake claim to form government within 8.30 pm today (November 12), while denying the extension of time as requested by the Shiv Sena.

Congress had sent veteran leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal to hold talks with NCP and Shiv Sena to come to a conclusion before the deadline given to NCP ends.

Shiv Sena has claimed that BJP is acting at the behest of the BJP.

Meanwhile, the Governor has maintained that the political parties in Maharashtra have failed to form the government despite the chances given to them.