News By/Courtesy: Pushpit Singh | 26 Nov 2019 7:44am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SC directed the Centre to produce before it documents pertaining to the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra CM after the NCP, Congress and Sena challenged governor BD Koshyari's decision
  • The three parties claimed they have 154 lawmakers in the assembly
  • The apex court later reserved its ruling on floor test in the Maharashtra assembly

The row over government formation in Maharashtra was taken up in the Supreme Court and the Parliament on Monday, November 25, 2019.

A three-judge bench of the apex court resumed hearing of the NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena plea against the formation of BJP-led government in the state. On Sunday, November 24, 2019 the bench directed the Centre to produce before it on Monday, documents pertaining to the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra chief minister after the NCP, Congress and Sena challenged governor BD Koshyari's decision to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the government in the state a day earlier.

The three parties claimed they have 154 lawmakers in the assembly and added that Fadnavis was sworn in during a “make-shift and a hurriedly convened swearing-in ceremony”.

The apex court later reserved its ruling on floor test in the Maharashtra assembly for Tuesday morning, November 26, 2019.

In Parliament, the Opposition, led by the Congress, raised the issue of the Maharashtra government formation.

Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister by governor Koshyari on Saturday morning along with Ajit Pawar as the deputy CM, hours after NCP chief Sharad Pawar announced that Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray would head the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition government of the three parties. The swearing-in ceremony took place shortly after President’s Rule was repealed.

Section Editor: Prithvijit Mukherjee | 26 Nov 2019 9:48am IST


Tags : #BJP #ShivSena #Congress #NCP #Politics #India #SupremeCourt #Government

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