Last Updated: July 11, 2022, 07:36 IST
The Uddhav Thackeray faction is likely to mention the pleas on Maharashtra political crisis before the Supreme Court and seek an urgent hearing on Monday. The petition opposes Maharashtra’s governor’s decision to invite rebel Sena MLAs to form the government.
If the matter is listed for urgent hearing, then Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal will request an early hearing on Monday. The sources in the registry indicated that approval from the Chief Justice of India is pending on these matters.
The apex court will hear the petition filed by the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction opposing the governor’s decision to invite rebel MLAs to form the government in the state. The bench will hear the petitions on trust vote issues, appointment of chief whip in the assembly by the newly-elected speaker and disqualification pleas pending against 16 rebel Sena MLAs.
Here are the latest updates in Maharashtra politics:
– The Supreme Court hearing on the petitions regarding the political events in Maharashtra may decide the fate of the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis regime.
– The expansion of the state cabinet is expected to take place once the apex court gives its judgment on these issues.
– Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde last week said he would expand his council of ministers after discussions with his deputy Devendra Fadnavis this week and exuded confidence that he would complete his tenure in office.
– After a split in Shiv Sena MLAs, the threat of a similar split looms large over Shiv Sena in parliament as its MPs seek a patch-up with the BJP.
– NCP chief Sharad Pawar said he feels the three Maha Vikas Aghadi allies – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – should fight the 2024 Maharashtra Assembly elections together, but a decision on it will be taken only after the issue is discussed with the leaders of his party as well as the alliance partners.
– Former Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray claimed the grassroots Shiv Sena workers were firm with the organisation, despite “betrayal” by those whom the party trusted.
– Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, their first meeting after the new government assumed office in the state.