The Supreme Court heard the leave on Sunday (Sunday) on a joint petition by the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP challenging the Governor’s decision to administer oath to the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra. The court has asked the central government to present the Governor’s invitation letter to the BJP-NCP alliance to form the government and the letter of his supporting MLAs given by Fadnavis at 10.30 am on Monday. However, the court did not issue any interim order to the Fadnavis government on the demand of the three parties to prove their majority in the assembly within 24 hours. He said that he will take any decision on this only after Monday’s hearing. A special bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Sanjeev Khanna turned down the demand for two days to present the letters of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. The bench said that there is no dispute that the power test in the Legislative Assembly is the right way to prove majority but we want to see the letters of both.
The bench issued notice to the Government of Maharashtra, Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar on the plea of the three parties seeking the Governor’s decision to invite Fadnavis to form the government. The bench refused to consider the demand for directing the governor to call Mahavikas Aghadi, a coalition of the three parties, for convening the government under Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
MLAs from NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena under tight security
The NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena have accommodated their party MLAs in the hotel amid tight security and tight security. Congress legislators have been accommodated in JW Marriott Hotel in Juhu, NCP MLA Renaissance Hotel in Powai and Shiv Sena MLA Lalit Hotel. Meanwhile, Uddhav Thackeray met the NCP and Shiv Sena MLAs separately and asked them not to come under any pressure.
NCP changed the hotel of legislators, seized mobile
The NCP changed the hotel on Sunday evening, fearing the breakdown of the MLAs. Simultaneously, the mobile phones of the MLAs were also confiscated. Some common numbers have been given to MLAs for interaction with family members.
Following Ajit Pawar’s tweet, the NCP on Sunday evening evicted its MLAs from the Hotel Renaissance and sent them to the Hyatt Hotel. It is said that NCP was aware that some policemen in plain uniform are present in Renaissance who are spying on party MLAs. Party leaders created a ruckus about this. After this, the hotel of the legislators changed.
Late night meeting Ajit Pawar with Fadnavis, CM office said- NCP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who spent all day on Sunday in his house in South Mumbai, talked to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday night. I met
Senior BJP leaders Chandrakant Patil, Vinod Tawde and Girish Mahajan were also present in this meeting held at the Chief Minister’s official residence.
In a late night tweet, the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office said that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar met today. During this time, various measures of additional help to the farmers affected by the unseasonal rains between the two were discussed. It was told that this issue will also be discussed with the Chief Secretary and the Finance Secretary.
BJP and NCP workers clashed
BJP and NCP workers clashed in Latur amidst the ongoing political upheaval in Maharashtra. Nine people have been arrested in the case. Police has registered a case against 17.
What happened after midnight of 22 November has never happened in the history of democracy: Sibal-Singhvi, senior counsel Kapil Sibal and senior NCP-Congress senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Shiv Sena, said that at midnight of 22 November What happened after has never happened in the history of democracy. President’s rule was lifted overnight without a cabinet meeting and just two and a half hours later, Fadnavis was sworn in as Chief Minister and Ajit Pawar as Deputy Chief Minister.
Whatever happened is bizarre. He said that it seems the Governor acted at the behest of the Center. He did all this in a biased, arbitrary and unconstitutional way by keeping constitutional values on hold. It is a murder of democracy. Singhvi said that it is a hoax by the governor to invite Fadnavis to form the government. This is the destruction of democracy as 41 out of 54 NCP MLAs are not with Ajit. The House respects the Court, the Court should also respect the House: Rohtagi, while favoring some BJP and Independent MLAs, senior Mukul Rohatgi said that the petition of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress is not hearable. Political parties cannot file a writ petition in the Supreme Court. He cited the order of the Supreme Court in the disqualified MLAs of Karnataka, saying that the MLAs should have gone to the High Court.
He also said that the House respects the Court, so the Court should also respect the House. Both should remain self-restrained. Can the legislature bring an order that the Supreme Court should settle all the cases within two years. The Governor’s decision should not come under the purview of judicial trial: Rohatgi Rohatgi said before the bench that the three parties of the petitioner slept for three weeks. After waking up from sleep, the Supreme Court woke us up saying that the order should be passed.