Supreme Court Orders Floor Test in Maharashtra Assembly on November 27


Supreme Court has ordered a Floor Test to be conducted in the Maharashtra Assembly on November 27. The proceedings of the floor test will be conducted via an open secret ballot and will be telecasted live. The Apex court has also ordered that Pro-tem Speaker be appointed before 5 pm November 27, to conduct the Floor Test.

Kapil Sibal representing Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress alliance, asked the top court to restrain the Devendra Fadnavis led Government from taking any important policy decisions related to Maharashtra.

The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice NV Ramana and comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna on Monday, reserved its order on the Maharashtra claim for today. The Bench was listening to a petition filed by the NCP, Shiv Sena, and Congress against the formation of the government by BJP on Saturday morning. In early hours on Saturday, Devendra Fadnavis of BJP took oath as CM, while Ajit Pawar was sworn in as his deputy at the Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. To accommodate the swearing-in, the President’s Rule was removed at 5:47 AM and the oath ceremony took place at 8:05 AM.

Opposition parties protested against the Maharashtra government formation in both the houses of Parliament on Monday and termed it “Murder of Democracy”.

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