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The Supreme Court notifies the Bench to hear the petition filed by the Shiv Sena, NCP, and the Congress challenging the Maharashtra Governor’s decision to invite BJP to form the government in the State.
The Bench of Justices NV Ramana, Ashok Bhushan, and Sanjiv Khanna will hear the plea tomorrow at 11.30 am.
On Saturday the tripartite alliance of the Sena, NCP, and Congress had moved the Supreme Court challenging the Governor’s decision to invite BJP to form the government and called the Devendra Fadnavis led government a “minority government”.
|Justice Ashok Bhushan was part of the Karnataka petition in 2018 along with the present CJI SA Bobde and retired Justice AK Sikri|
The parties not only questioned the urgency displayed by the Governor in administering the oath to Devendra Fadnavis for the post of Chief Minister and the former NCP leader Ajit Pawar as the Deputy CM but also questioned why the President’s rule was revoked from the State at as early as 5.47am on Saturday morning.
The parties are seeking an early floor test to prove the majority and have also prayed for the quashing of the Governor’s order through which Fadnavis was invited to form the government. Thus, an early listing and an urgent hearing in the matter was sought and the parties had prayed for a hearing on Saturday night itself. However, the petition was registered by the registry on Saturday and the hearing for the same was fixed for Sunday, November 24.
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