NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the floor test in Maharashtra Assembly should take place before 5 pm. On Wednesday and through open polls too. The court also made it clear that it had to be telecast directly. The court said that after taking oaths of the members till 5 pm tomorrow, a flume test will be conducted through a protective speaker. The decision may come as a shock to the BJP, which has formed a government with the support of members of the NCP, led by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.
On Monday, Shiv Sena. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) – Congress urged the Supreme Court to order a floor test in Maharashtra immediately, while the governor’s office and chief minister sought more time to prove a majority. The Supreme Court has reserved its order and said that a verdict will be pronounced on Tuesday morning. On Monday evening, Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Agadi claimed it had the support of 162 members of the assembly. ‘We are 162’, the group promised in an exhibition of unity in Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it intends to approach the Supreme Court against the closure of irrigation scam cases, saying the Devendra Fadnavis government cannot make important policy decisions until there is a floor test. Would have done According to the joint request of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, the parties have declared the decision to close the cases against Ajit Pawar illegal. To prevent the ACB’s move to close the cases, the petition urges that the court prevent Devendra Fadnavis from doing a floor test before making such a decision. The petition will be referred to this morning at 10.30 am following the order of the Supreme Court.