Supreme Court to hear joint plea of Shiv Sena, NCP tomorrow
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today removed Ajit Pawar as its legislature party leader after he joined hands with the BJP to form the government and took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state earlier today.
The decision to appoint Jayant Patil as a replacement of Ajit Pawar was taken in a meeting which was held at Mumbai by NCP chief Sharad Pawar in presence of party MLAs.
Interacting with media, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said “some MLAs of our party backstabbed us after attending the early morning oath ceremony in which Ajit Pawar was sworn in along with the BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis”.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar successfully brought about 50 MLA in the meeting out of 54 who had earlier showed their support to the rebel leader Ajit Pawar to form a government with BJP.
Lawyers of the Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress have informed that they are trying for an overnight hearing to get a floor test done by tomorrow after Shiv Sena approached the Supreme Court challenging Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari’s “arbitrary and mala fide actions” for installing a minority BJP government led by Devendra Fadnavis in Maharashtra.
Supreme Court to hear on tomorrow at 11.30 am the joint plea of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Indian National Congress against the decision of Maharashtra Governor inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government on November 23
“The Petitioners are constrained to move the instant Writ Petition under Article 32 of the Constitution in grave urgency seeking reliefs against the arbitrary and malafide actions of the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra who has installed a minority BJP government led by Devendra Fadnavis,” read the writ petition filed by Sena’s lawyers.
The state woke up in shock when Devendra Fadnavis took an oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra with Ajit Pawar as Deputy Minister of Maharashtra at 8 am on Saturday.