Amid an ongoing political crisis in Maharastra, the Supreme Court of India has ordered a floor test to be conducted on November 27 before 5 pm. Notably, the decision to conduct a floor test was taken after hearing arguments from the Centre, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, and the parties Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP.
The top court had earlier said, “The question today is whether CM Devendra Fadnavis enjoys majority in the House or not.”
Besides ordering a floor test, the apex court has also said that the same will be conducted live.
To highlight, the Supreme Court, on Monday, had reserved its order after hearing arguments from both sides.
Moreover, Kapil Sibal appearing for Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress has asked SC to block the Fadnavis-led government from taking important policy decisions.
Proceedings On Monday
After the high-end drama that veiled Maharatsra throughout the weekend, Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress moved to the court against the Fadnavis led government. In the court, all parties agreed for a floor test.
The Congress-NCP combine, represented by Abhishek Manu Singhvi, and the Sena, represented by Sibal, wanted an immediate floor test, however, Fadnavis counsel Mukul Rohatgi argued that the Governor had given 14 days’ time to the BJP-Ajit Pawar government to prove a majority in the Assembly.
Sena-NCP-Congress has filed a petition against Maharashtra’s Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s “arbitrary and malafide actions” for “installing a minority BJP government led by Devendra Fadnavis,” on Saturday.