Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have challenged the oath-taking of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court issued notice to all concerned parties. No decision was taken on the immediate majority test. On Monday, orders were again heard at 10:30. The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Central Government, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. The court asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to present in the Supreme Court a copy of the Governor’s order and the letter of support given to him by Fadnavis on Monday morning. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the court that it is necessary to stop manipulative politics, so floor test should be done as soon as possible. Demanded to make a senior MLA a pro-tem speaker and for floor test today. Appearing for the NCP, Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the court that Ajit Pawar has been removed from the post of NCP Legislature Party leader.
The Supreme Court issued notice to all concerned parties. No decision was taken on the immediate majority test.
Ajit does not have the support of his own party, why was he made the Deputy Chief Minister? Singhvi said the NCP (Sharad Pawar Camp) has 41 MLAs united. Kapil Sibal, arguing on behalf of Shiv Sena, demanded the court to order a majority test within 24 hours on the lines of Karnataka. He cited Karnataka as saying that the governor had given 19 days to Yeddyurappa to prove his majority but the Supreme Court ordered a floor test in 24 hours. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on behalf of Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP, questioned the Governor’s decision in his plea and said how the Governor got convinced that Fadnavis had the majority, what letter the Governor got. What is the basis of CM’s oath? Why did the Governor not check the letter of support? Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also raised the question directly on the filing of the petition in the Supreme Court. He said that Maha Vikas Aghadi could have gone to the High Court. How did he come directly to the Supreme Court? Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the BJP, raised objections to the hearing on Sunday. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was also present in the Supreme Court. The court asked him whose side you would stand. Mehta said – I have come to court so the petition was given at night.
On behalf of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, Kapil Sibal demanded from the Supreme Court that Maharashtra should have a floor test at the earliest. Kapil Sibal questioned the Governor’s decision in his plea. He said that in a hurry, President’s rule was lifted and a sudden oath was taken. He said the removal of President’s rule was not even taken by Cabinet approval. Sibal said that if the BJP has a majority, it should prove it soon. The governor has given the Fadnavis government till November 30 to prove its majority. Maha Vikas Aghadi of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress has demanded in his petition to order a majority test in the state within 24 hours. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi has submitted a favor on behalf of the BJP in the Supreme Court. On the other hand, Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi mainly stood on the side of Maha Vikas Aghadi. Justice N. The bench petition of V. Ramanna, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Sanjeev Khanna is hearing. A separate petition was also filed for floor test Seeking the cancellation of the decision to invite Devendra Fadnavis to form the government, the petition said that this ‘unconstitutional, arbitrary and illegal’ act was in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. The Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress filed a separate petition demanding the Governor to give this direction, demanding the oath taking of legislators and convening a special session to test the power.