The newly inducted 3 ministers who are not members of either house are now facing opposition from Congress and NCP as they demanded that these 3 ministers should not work as “ministers”. Opposition demanded to summon state advocate general in the Assembly to explain what advice he had given to the Chief Minister about these three ministers. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis rejected this demand by opposition and defended these 3 ministers. The former Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan raised this issue. Sharing an insight with the media Prithviraj Chavan said that the BJP was bribing their leaders to join BJP and pointed out that any member can be made minister only after getting elected again.
He also cited the 91st constitutional amendment, which states that an MP or MLA should not be made minister after he or she resigns from the membership of Parliament or Legislature.
Prithviraj Chavan demanded that these three ministers should not be allowed to conduct official duties till the court gives directions in this case. A case has also been filed in court against this. BYTE PRITHVIRAJ CHAVAN, FORMER CHIEF MINISTER, MAHARASHTRA
Replying to this, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said a reply would be submitted to the Bombay High Court which has sought a response from Congress-turned BJP leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, NCP-turned Shiv Sena leader Jaydutt Kshirsagar, and RPI(A) leader Avinash Mahatekar in the state government on a plea challenging their appointment. The High Court has sought the response from these 3 leaders who were recently appointed as ministers in the Fadnavis-led government. CM Fadnavis said he had taken advice from legal experts and was ready to cite the Supreme Court’s directives to substantiate the appointment of Vikhe Patil, Kshirsagar and Mahatekar, who are not members of either of the two Houses in Legislature. Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.