Maharashtra MVA Crisis Live News, Eknath Shinde vs Uddhav Thackeray Latest Updates: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with Maharashtra Governor’s decision direction to Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government to prove majority in Assembly on June 30, with voting by 5 pm. The top court was hearing a plea of Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu challenging the Maharashtra Governor’s order for a floor test on Thursday.
Earlier, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked the Maharashtra Legislature Secretary to hold a floor test of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government at 11 am on Thursday. Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde said that he, along with other dissident legislators, will be in Mumbai on Thursday for the floor test in Assembly. On Tuesday, Shinde had said that he will fly to Mumbai “soon” while claiming to have support of 50 MLAs. This comes after BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday evening, to direct the crisis-hit Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to prove its majority in the Assembly.
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Uddhav Thackeray thanks Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar for running the government in coalition, says he is disappointed that those who were given everything were not with him, and those who did not get anything were standing by his side.
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Supreme Court refuses to order stay on floor test tomorrow, says will hear the petition along with others on July 11.
Supreme Court asks Sr adv Neeraj Kishan Kaul – how many MLAs are in the dissident group? Adv Kaul says out of 55, 39 MLAs, that is why the great nervousness to face the Floor Test. Rebel MLAs are not leaving Shiv Sena. We're the Shiv Sena, we have overwhelming majority -he says
I have seen everyone keen to take the floor test. I have seldom seen a party so afraid to conduct a floor test, says advocate Kaul representing Shinde camp
The people who have changed sides and defected cannot represent the will of the people. Can't the Governor trust the Court to not call a floor test tomorrow? Will heavens fall if there is no floor test tomorrow?
“There are two situation, one where the Speaker has passed order and it is lying pending before us in judicial review, the other situation is Speaker has passed this order and someone has knocked Court challenging the competence of the Speaker…As far as disqualification is concerned, it is before us, we can decide it either way but how does the disqualification affect the floor test?,” the Supreme Court asked team Uddhav.
Sunil Prabhu's lawyer tells Supreme Court that letter which tells us about the Floor Test says that on June 28th Oppn leader met Governor & today morning we received intimation about Floor Test tomorrow. Two NCP members are down with COVID & one Congress MLA is out of the country
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has written a letter to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, informing him of the trust vote scheduled to be taken up tomorrow.
Koshyari said he has received letters from the BJP and others saying the government is now a minority.
“We will reach Mumbai tomorrow. 50 MLAs are with us. We've 2/3 majority. We are not worried about any floor test. We will pass all things and no one can stop us. In democracy majority matters and we're having that” says Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde in Guwahati
NCP leaders Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh, who are lodged in jail, move Supreme Court seeking permission to attend the floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow. Supreme Court agrees to hear their plea today evening.
In a last-minute change of plan, the rebel MLAs, who were set to leave for Goa, went back to the hotel. This comes as the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu's plea challenging the Governor's order of floor test on Thursday.
The rebel MLAs will fly from Guwahati to Goa this afternoon and will stay at Taj Convention Hotel. 71 rooms have been booked and the MLAs are expected to reach the hotel by 4:30 pm.
Calling for a floor test is prerogative of the goverment. the pendency of a disqualification motion can never be a impediment to hold a floor test: Neeraj Kaul, counsel for rebel MLAs
Supreme Court to hear at 5 pm today Shiv Sena's plea challenging Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's order directing floor test at 11 am tomorrow.
Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu moves Supreme Court challenging the Governor’s direction to CM Uddhav Thackeray to conduct a floor test to prove majority support for MVA government in the Assembly by 5 pm tomorrow, reports Bar and Bench.
We will go to the Supreme Court (against the Maharashtra Governor’s decision to call for a floor test). This is an unlawful activity as the matter of disqualification of our 16 MLAs is pending in SC. The Governor was waiting for this moment only: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked the Maharashtra Legislature Secretary to hold a floor test of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government at 11 am on Thursday, reports PTI.