The Supreme Court did not consent to the demand of the Shiv Sena, NCP & Congress to hold a floor test in Maharashtra assembly today. The petition challenges the centre’s move to end President’s rule in Maharashtra and also the hush hush swearing in ceremony of Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ajit Pawar as its deputy. Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP has demanded video recording of the floor test and placing copies of the video before the court and appointment of a pro-term speaker to preside over the conduct of the floor test.
The case was heard by Judges N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna.
For now this is what the Supreme Court has ordered :
- Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP please has been rejected as there will be no floor test immediately.
- BJP’s demand of seeking 3 days has been rejected too
- The court has ordered the Centre must produce the two letters by 10.30 am tomorrow.
- Supreme Court will examine Governor’s decision
- Judicial review of Governor’s call to annoint Fadnavis as Chief Minister of Maharashtra
- Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar to also respond tomorrow
- Centre to produce all relevant records in SC tomorrow
The Sena, Congress and the NCP have said the Governor was “duty bound” to study the claim of Devendra Fadnavis before inviting him to form government. They also claimed that the BJP claim of having support of 54 NCP MLAs is wrong. Supreme Court will pass final order tomorrow at 10.30 am