New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket has agreed to listen to a petition by Shiv Sena-Congress-Nationwide Congress Celebration in search of a flooring take a look at inside 24 hours to keep away from horse-trading and “illegal manoeuvres” in Maharashtra at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday.
The petitioners moved the apex courtroom on Saturday night in search of an pressing listening to following which the courtroom authorities confirmed a listening to on the petition at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The petition sought quashing of Maharasthra Governor B.S. Koshyari’s resolution to ask BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis to type the federal government on Saturday morning as unconstitutional, arbitrary, unlawful, void-ab-initio and violative of Article 14 of the Structure of India.
In a shocking political improvement, Governor Koshyari on Saturday morning administered the oath of workplace to Fadnavis as the brand new Chief Minister of Maharashtra and NCP chief Ajit Pawar as his deputy.
“The petitioners are praying for an immediate floor test within 24 hours so as to avoid further horse-trading and illegal manoeuvres to somehow cobble up a majority from the Maha Vikas Aghadi,” mentioned the petition.
Terming the Governor’s resolution as a “brazen action”, the petition sought the apex courtroom’s course to Koshyari to ask the alliance of Maha Vikas Aghadi comprising the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the NCP “which has the support of more than 144 MLAs to form the government under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray”.
The Sena insisted that the Governor has put in a minority BJP authorities which was unlawful, unconstitutional and in violation of the well-settled legislation laid down by the highest courtroom.
It mentioned its political alliance constitutes a transparent majority within the Home. “It is submitted that such manoeuvring, at the behest of the BJP through the Governor to suit their political agenda, actually amounts to a death knell on democracy which is a basic feature of our Constitution,” mentioned the petition.