After hearing Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress’s plea for an urgent floor test in Maharashtra the Supreme Court on Monday has reserved its order for 10. 30 am on Tuesday.
A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna adjourned the hearing for tomorrow after taking note of the key letters of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government, and of the BJP leader claiming the support of the required number of MLAs to stake claim submitted by the Centre.
On Sunday, the apex court held an urgent hearing of a plea filed by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress, challenging the Governor’s decision on revoking President’s Rule and invite Fadnavis to form the government. While the court is yet to set an immediate date for a floor test, the BJP has begun working to shore up its numbers. The single largest party with 105 MLAs requires the support of 40 more MLAs to get to a majority of 145 in the 288-member state Assembly.