The Maharashtra government has lost the majority; Eknath Shinde petition in the Supreme Court

New Delhi: Eknath Shinde’s party has told the Supreme Court that the ruling Shiv Sena has lost its majority in Maharashtra after 38 Shiv Sena MLAs withdrew their support for the ruling Congress-led coalition government.

In Maharashtra, disgruntled Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Minister Eknath Shinde, raised the banner demanding that the Congress break alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party and form a coalition government with the BJP. They are staying at a one-star hotel in Guwahati, Assam with the support of some of the Independent MLAs.

Following this, a petition was filed on behalf of the Shiv Sena with Maharashtra Deputy Speaker Narhari Jirwal seeking the disqualification of 16 disgruntled Shiv Sena MLAs.

Accordingly, the Deputy Speaker yesterday sent disqualification notices to 16 MLAs, including Eknath Shinde. Eknath Shinde’s party has approached the Supreme Court against this. When the case came up for hearing today, he said the ruling Congress in Maharashtra had withdrawn its support for the coalition government. The petition filed by Shinde’s lawyer states:

The Maharashtra state Maha Vikas Agadi coalition government has lost its majority. The Maharashtra government has lost its majority in the Assembly as 38 MLAs from the Shiv Sena have withdrawn their support. Similarly, the appointment of Ajay Chaudhary as the leader of the Shiv Sena Legislative Assembly is not valid. The majority of Shiv Sena MLAs did not support the decision.
Thus stated in the petition.

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New Delhi: Eknath Shinde’s party has told the Supreme Court that the ruling Shiv Sena has lost its majority in Maharashtra after 38 Shiv Sena MLAs withdrew their support for the ruling Congress-led coalition government. In Maharashtra, disgruntled Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Minister Eknath Shinde, raised the banner demanding that the Congress break alliance […]

Published on : June 27, 2022 at 3:18 PM

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