Combine moves SC challenging Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari's decision, seek an urgent hearing. SC registry posts the matter for hearing on Sunday.
Following is the chronology of events in the Maharashtra government formation in which the Supreme Court on Sunday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to place before it by Monday morning the letters of Maharashtra Governor recommending revocation of President’s rule in the state and inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form government.
– October 21, 2019: Elections for 14th Legislative Assembly carried out in Maharashtra for 288 seats.
– November 9: Governor invites BJP to indicate a willingness to form the government while giving it 48 hours to prove that it has the requisite majority.
– November 10: BJP expresses inability to form the government.
– November 10: Shiv Sena asked by Governor to convey its willingness to form government by granting it 24 hours to demonstrate its majority.
– November 11: Shiv Sena stakes claim to form a government while submitting that it has the majority support. It also requests for three days time to give the letters of support.
– November 11: Governor declines to accommodate the request for three days and rejects the claim of Shiv Sena to form the government. Governor invites NCP to indicate its willingness and ability to form government.
– November 12: Governor’s decision in rejecting Shiv Sena’s claim to form the government with requisite support challenged in SC.
– November 12: President’s rule imposed in Maharashtra.
– November 13: Shiv Sena does not mention its plea challenging the governor’s decision in SC.
– November 22: Combine agrees to name of Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister of the post-poll alliance “Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi”.
– November 23: President’s rule revoked at 5.47 am on Saturday, Fadnavis was sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister, Ajit Pawar as Dy CM.
– November 23: Combine moves SC challenging Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari’s decision, seek an urgent hearing. SC registry posts the matter for hearing on Sunday.
– November 24: SC asks Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to place before it tomorrow morning letters of Maharashtra Governor recommending revocation of President’s rule, issues notice to Centre and others.