In Maharashtra, the decision of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena against Devendra Fadnavis to make CM and Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM will be decided in the Supreme Court on Tuesday at 10:30 AM. The court has reserved the judgment while hearing the case today. It may be known that on Saturday night, the three parties filed a petition in the court. The court had also heard the case on Sunday. The court made it clear that it will issue its order in this case tomorrow at 10:30. The parties and the opposition put forth their arguments in this matter. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing on behalf of BJP and CM Fadnavis, was advocating for a detailed hearing in the case and argued that the speaker could conduct a majority test. At the same time, the lawyers of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena were demanding to get the floor test done as soon as possible. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Governor, argued how the Governor administered oath to Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar. He handed over to the Governor.
The court has reserved the judgment while hearing the case today.
A letter of support was first presented in court in Marathi Wali. After this, the court said that where is its English translation? Then Tusshar Mehta handed over the letter containing English and started studying it in the court. He argued that the Governor waited till 9 November. First the BJP refused. When asked by Shiv Sena on the 10th, they also refused. Then on 11 November, NCP also refused and President’s rule was imposed in the Governor. On the basis of the letter submitted to the Governor, Mehta said that due to this, he was sworn in. He also handed over the letter of NCP leader Ajit Pawar written in the Supreme Court on 22 November, in which he claimed that all 54 NCP MLAs had elected him as the leader and authorized to form the government. He said why the petitioners did not go to the governor after 12 November. He said that your order will have far-reaching impact. Issue the order only after a detailed hearing. The letter given to the Governor is legally correct. Mehta said that the governor has fixed the time according to his understanding.
If you decide the time of floor test, then you will feel that you are exercising the appellate authority over the Governor. The opposition is afraid of breaking up so they are in a hurry. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for CM and BJP, said that one Pawar is with him and one is with us. He said that Ajit Pawar had claimed that he has the support of NCP MLAs. When Justice Sanjeev Khanna asked if CM has majority today? On this, Rohatgi said that he does not know that there is some estrangement between them. He said that when there is a meeting of the Legislative Assembly, it will be the speaker of whose number is more. The Protem Speaker only has to administer the oath to the MLAs. Advocate for CM Devendra Fadnavis said that the governor has not given time for several months. He has asked for a floor test on 30 November. The Supreme Court cannot order the Governor to conduct a floor test within 24 hours. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Shiv Sena, said whether such a national calamity had come that President’s rule was lifted at 5 am and oath of Chief Minister was also administered at 8 am. Sibal argued that now the circumstances have changed and now floor test should be done in 24 hours. Immediate floor test should be ordered. Within 24 hours. The most senior member is a protem speaker, video recording is done. The court should order.