After the Congress, Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday moved the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing on their plea against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the apex court has agreed to hear the plea at 11:30 am on Sunday.
The three parties had moved the SC against the “arbitrary and malafide actions/decisions” of Koshyari inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government on November 23. They also alleged that the oath-taking ceremony was illegal and sought quashing of Maharashtra Governor’s decision to swear-in BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister of the State.
They further demanded an immediate floor test to avoid further horse-trading. “We have asked for an urgent floor test. The law demands a floor test. On Sunday at 11:30 am, the Supreme Court will hear the matter. We hope that democracy and law will win,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
Meanwhile, NCP said that it has the support of 50 MLAs. Only 4 MLAs, including Ajit Pawar, are not with Sharad Pawar. When asked about 17 missing MLAs, NCP clarified that they are in touch with the party.