All the twists and turns that happened in the last few days in Maharashtra

  • Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine filed a case in the Supreme Court on Saturday
  • BJP as well as the Sena and NCP faction agreed in court that they were ready for a floor test.
  • Sena-NCP-Congress combine organized a parade with over 160 MLAs late yesterday.
The Supreme Court today set a date for a floor test in Maharashtra assembly tomorrow that is November 27 at 5 pm. A three judge bench had taken this decision after hearing the case yesterday and on Sunday.

Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine filed a case in the Supreme Court on Saturday claiming that the governor swearing in Devendra Fadnavis on early Saturday morning was illegal.

The BJP government yesterday submitted two letters to the Supreme Court, one of them include the letter submitted by Devendra Fadnavis to the governor. The letter had 54 signatures of NCP MLAs, and current deputy CM Ajit Pawar’s assurance that he will support the government for a stable government.

Both the parties-- BJP as well as the Sena and NCP faction agreed in court that they were ready for a floor test. In fact, Sena-NCP-Congress combine organized a parade with over 160 MLAs late yesterday.

The Shiv Sena an alliance-turned-ally of BJP filed a case against BJP government calling the move of the governor to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as the chief minister in the early hours of November 23 (Saturday)-- as illegal. In a shocking move, Ajit Pawar of NCP decided to support the BJP even as his uncle Sharad Pawar the founder of NCP, sided with Shiv Sena.

As the courtroom drama persists, NCP-Sena-Congress combine reached the governor saying that they have the support of 154 MLAs, saying that they have the majority to form the government.

In the meanwhile, an uproar was caused in Lok Sabha over the issue. Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi held banners outside the Parliament claiming, “murder of democracy’.

BJP won 102 seats in the recent assembly elections but need a partner to reach the magic number of 145, to form the government. While Sena had won 56 seats, NCP won 54 seats and Congress won 44 seats. As Sena and BJP disagreed on seat sharing, endless discussions and delays led to a President’s rule in the state.
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