The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
On Maharashtra Governor’s Action
The action of the Maharashtra Governor, Mohammad Fazal, of writing to the political parties asking them to submit information on pre-poll alliances and other details two days before the counting of the Assembly elections is unprecedented. It does not come under the purview of the Governor’s functions. First of all, the Governor has no business to seek such information before the declaration of the results. Secondly, the Governor’s role, whatever it be, will be determined after the counting and the nature of the results.
The President of India should take up the matter with the Governor for exceeding his jurisdiction.