Mahacourting begins as SC to take a call on immediate floor test tomorrow

  • NCP leader Jayant Patil reached Ajit Pawar’s residence to bring him back to the party fold.

  • Top BJP leaders too are present at Ajit Pawar’s residence.

  • The Sena-Cong –NCP combine also filed a case against the governor’s move to swear in Fadnavis –calling it illegal.
The Supreme Court today said that will give an order on a possible floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow at 10:30 am. If that happens, the brand new government led by BJP's Devendra Fadnavis has to prove majority numbers. The Sena-NCP-Congress combine filed a case against the Maharashtra governor's move to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister of Maharashtra on Saturday (November 23).

In addition, the Court also sought the letters written by Fadnavis to the governor saying that he has majority--and a letter written by the governor inviting BJP to form the government. In the meanwhile, the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine is leaving to stone unturned to ensure that the Fadnavis government does not stand.

Maharashtra party chief Jayant Patil has reached the residence of Ajit Pawar to bring him back into the party fold. On the other hand, top BJP leaders too are present at Ajit’s residence to ensure he does not turn tables yet again.

Jayant Patil however is very confident of bringing back Ajit, as he has included his name in the list of MLAs who will support him, as he intends to submit a letter to the governor today—claiming majority. “Ultimately he is part of NCP family and we are trying to convince him. Let us see what happens,” he told reporters while travelling in a car.

After a midnight coup on late Friday, Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as CM and NCP leader Ajit Pawar as deputy CM by governor on early Saturday. However, ever since Sharad Pawar the numero uno of NCP and Uddhav Thackeray who was hoping to become the chief minister until late Friday night – made many claims. While senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut blamed Pawar for backstabbing, Sharad Pawar called Ajit Pawar’s actions—indiscipline.

After that however the sworn-in deputy CM Pawar went back to his own personal residence, sparking rumours that he might make a U-turn once again. IThe Sena-Cong –NCP blamed had filed a case against the governor’s move to cancel President’s rule in the state and swear in Fadnavis –calling it illegal.

The state went into a crisis mode after former frenemies--BJP and Sena could not agree on seat sharing, especially when it comes to the chief minister. Both these parties together could have reached the majority of 140 odd seats needed, but the fragile alliance which was evident even before polls could hold on.

This was especially true after Sena won a surprisingly better mandate with 56 seats shifting the balance of power. The fact that NCP and Congress also won 54 and 44 seats also made them a powerful combine. BJP, on the other hand, won 105 seats even as exit polls predicted a massive win of over 200.



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