The Supreme Court on Monday granted relief to Shiv Sena strongman Eknath Shinde and 15 rebel MLAs and stayed the disqualification proceedings against them. The apex court also gave him till July 12 to file replies to the disqualification notice sent to him by the deputy speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly.
Meanwhile, sources said that the floor test is likely to take place by the end of this week. He added that it was likely that Governor Bhagat Singh would convene a meeting of the Koshiari Assembly and appoint a protem speaker before the next hearing of the Supreme Court.
Minister Aditya Thackeray, the only remaining Sena MLA in the cabinet, made inflammatory speeches throughout the day, calling for a “moral test” for the rebels instead of a floor test in the assembly. He said the rebel MLAs were trying to run for office and the people would soon respond to the “betrayal”.
Shinde, on the other hand, was excited about the Supreme Court hearing. He said that the relief provided to him and other MLAs was a victory for Bal Thackeray’s Hindutva.
Shinde and 15 other Shiv Sena rebel MLAs have filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the disqualification notices issued by the Deputy Speaker on other grounds including deviation under the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution. Apart from Shinde, other 15 MLAs include Bharat Gogawale, Prakash R Sarve, Tanha G. Jaywant Sawant, Mahesh S. Shinde, Abdul Sattar, Sandeepan A. Bhumre, Sanjay P. Sarhasat, Yamani Y. Jadho, Anil K. Babar, Lata Bai C. Sonawane, Ramesh N. Bornare. , Sanjay B. Remulkar, Chaman Rao R. Patil, Balaji D. Kalyankar and Balaji P. Kanilkar.
Here is how to deal with the ongoing political crisis:
- The floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly is likely to take place by the end of this week. Sources said that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiari is likely to convene a meeting of the Assembly for the appointment of Protem Speaker.
- According to sources, the two rebel MLAs are likely to travel from Guwahati to Mumbai in the next two days to meet Koshiari. They want to make him aware of the situation and the loss of confidence in the MVA government led by Adhu Thackeray.
- The Supreme Court granted relief to the rebel camp led by Eknath Shinde and stayed the disqualification proceedings against rebel leader Shinde and 15 other MLAs, who were issued notices by the Deputy Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly. The apex court also gave him till July 12 to file a reply to the notice. “Meanwhile, as an interim measure, the time given by the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly to the petitioners or other members of the Assembly to submit their written submissions by 5.30 pm today has been extended till July 12, 2022.” Has been given. ” The court said.
- The apex court sought answers from the state government and others on petitions questioning the legality of the disqualification notice. A vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala also refused to grant interim order on a petition saying there should be no floor test in the assembly. On this, the court said that the state government can always approach it in case of any illegality.
- The apex court also directed the Maharashtra government to protect the lives, liberties and property of 39 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs and their families. After which the court recorded the statement of the government that it has taken significant steps in this regard. Further hearing of the case was adjourned till July 11.
- In other news, sources said that Parbhani MLA Rahul Patil was also ready to join the Shinde camp, while two rebel MLAs would travel to Mumbai to meet the governor and brief him on the situation. It is likely that he will also inform them of the lack of confidence in the current government.
- Maharashtra Minister Aditya Thackeray visited the party MLA at a hospital in New Mumbai when he was injured in a clash with supporters of the Shinde camp in Karjat, Raigarh, two days ago. He also made some fiery speeches through the test, calling for a “moral test” instead of a floor test for the rebels. He accused Shinde and the rebels of taking advantage of CM Adu’s ill health to start a coup. He also said that some MLAs were “capturing” Shinde. “Some people have been abducted and some have been betrayed by the rebel MLAs. I want to tell these rebels to resign and be re-elected if they have the courage.
- He also criticized the rebels for going to Guwahati, the capital of Assam, when the state was being devastated by floods. “They (rebel MLAs) went to Guwahati where there is a flood situation and many people are without shelter and food. They (rebel MLAs) are having fun there. The food bill in a day (for them) is Rs 9 lakh, they are having fun there by taking a private helicopter. Shame on them, “he added.
- The Maharashtra BJP held a core committee meeting in the Legislative Assembly at the residence of opposition leader Devendra Fardnavis. Concluding, senior BJP leader Sudhir Mangantiwar said the political situation in the state was assessed following a Supreme Court order. “The political situation in the state was reviewed and discussed. Eknath Shinde said that his faction is the real Shiv Sena. It was also discussed. We discussed that in the future we (BJP) P) What role should it play, ”he said.
- Rebel MLA Deepak Kesarkar said it was a battle for Shiv Sena’s self-esteem. He mocked Sena MP Sanjay Rawat by calling him a blue-eyed boy of the NCP. “This is not a coup but a battle for Shiv Sena’s self-esteem. I urge party chief Adhu Thackeray to consider forming a new alliance with the BJP. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is for the people of Maharashtra. According to the verdict, Sanjay Rawat is the blue-eyed boy of NCP. You can succeed in removing Shiv Sena from BJP but if you are trying to remove Shiv Sena from Hindutva, you can contact us. How do you expect it to endure? He asked.
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