Maharashtra MVA Crisis Live News, Eknath Shinde Latest News: The Supreme Court is hearing two petitions filed by rebel Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde camp challenging the disqualification notice issued by the deputy speaker to him and 15 other rebel MLAs, calling the action “illegal and unconstitutional” and seeking a stay on it. A vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala is hearing Shinde’s plea seeking directions to the deputy speaker to not take any action in the disqualification petition against him.
Meanwhhile, another Maharashtra minister Uday Samant on Sunday reached Guwahati and joined the dissident camp. Samant’s convoy, escorted by Assam Police, was seen entering the Radisson Blu Hotel off NH-37. So far, Maharashtra cabinet ministers Gulabrao Patil, Dada Bhuse, Sandipan Bhumre, and ministers of state Shamburaje Desai and Abdul Sattar have joined the rebel camp. Another minister, Bachu Kadu of Prahar Janshakti Party, and an Independent minister from Sena quota, Rajendra Yedravkar, have also been camping with Shinde.
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Supreme Court, in an interim direction, allows Eknath Shinde and other rebel MLAs to file a reply to the disqualification notice issued to them by Deputy Speaker by July 11th, 5.30 pm. Earlier, Deputy Speaker had granted them time to file a reply by today.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal, Chief whip Sunil Prabhu and leader of Legislature party Anil Choudhari and the Centre on Eknath Shinde's petition challenging the disqualification notices issued to him and 15 other rebel MLAs last week. The top court will now hear the matter on July 11.
Article 212 bars your lordships scrutiny when the Speaker is deciding. All internal management is barred from judicial scrutiny, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Thackeray camp, tells Supreme Court.
On being asked why the rebel camp had not approached the Bombay High Court with their plea against the disqualification of MLAs and the appointment of Ajay Chaudhary as Shiv Sena party group leader, Eknath Shinde's lawyer told the Supreme Court: “A minority of the legislative party is subverting the state machinery, attacking our houses. They're saying that our dead bodies will return from Assam. The atmosphere is not conducive for us to exercise our rights in Mumbai.”
Senior advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul appearing for Eknath Shinde and others says threats have been given to these MLAs and it was said that bodies of 40 MLAs will arrive back.
Supreme Court asks Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde why he has not approached the High Court with his plea against disqualification notices issued to him and other rebel MLAs.
A meeting is underway at Raj Thackrey’s residence where all senior party leaders are present. The meeting comes after reports of telephonic conversation between Raj Thackeray and Eknath Shinde.
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It is not a rebellion but what the people of Maharashtra want. What does he (Sanjay Raut) mean by “bringing bodies from Guwahati”? This is not the culture of Maharashtra. He should threaten other people but not us: Shrikant Shinde, Shiv Sena MP and son of Eknath Shinde, in Thane
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday said his party is ready for a “street fight and a legal battle”, ahead of the crucial hearing in the Supreme Court against the disqualification notice issued by the Maharashtra Assembly's deputy speaker to rebel party MLAs.
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The bench is hearing item 7 now . Eknath Shinde's petition is listed as item number 34, reports Live Law. Matter to come up for hearing around 12:30 pm.
The Supreme Court begins hearing the two petitions filed by the Eknath Shinde camp.
Senior Advocate Harish Salve is expected to appear for the petitioner. Senior Advocate Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi expected to appear for the State, reports Live Law.
Rebel Maharashtra Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde calls a meeting of the MLAs at Radisson Blu hotel at around 10 am today
The Eknath Shinde-led rebel faction has claimed that the number of Shiv Sena MLAs supporting them will eventually cross 50 mark. “We will arrive at a decision in three or four days and thereafter, we will directly go back to Maharashtra,” said rebel MLA Deepak Kesarkar. Read More
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The Shinde camp has made three main prayers in their petition. Here's what they have demanded:
First — Eknath Shinde has challenged the appointment of Ajay Choudhari as the Shiv Sena Legislature Party leader and rejection of their no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker.
Second — Shinde Camp has asked the Supreme Court to direct Deputy Speaker not to take any action on the disqualification plea against them till the motion of removal of Deputy Speaker is decided. They have also challenged the disqualification notices issued to the Shinde Camp, calling them illegal and arbitrary.
Third — Shinde camp has also asked for direction to Maharashtra government to provide security to the family of the rebels. Shinde has said that his other colleagues and he are receiving threats to their lives on a daily basis regarding their life and liberty.