SC Directs Maha Floor Test Tomorrow

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Maharashtra government to conduct the floor test on Wednesday at 5 pm.

The Supreme Court delivered its order after hearing of all the concerned parties to the petition filed by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance concluded on Monday.

A three-judge bench comprising justices NV Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna delivered the order.

On Monday, the Centre argued that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited Devendra Fadnavis to form government based on a letter showing the support of 170 MLAs, including all 54 of the NCP of Ajit Pawar, who was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister.

The Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, who filed the petition on Saturday challenging Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari’s decision to invite Devendra Fadnavis to form the state government, on Monday evening claimed to have the numbers in an unprecedented show of strength.

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