SC to hear at 5pm Sena's plea challenging governor's direction to Thackeray govt to face floor test


Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (ANI photo)

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear at 5pm the plea of Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu challenging the Maharashtra governor’s direction to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to take floor test in the assembly on Thursday.
A vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala took note of submissions of senior advocate AM Singhvi that an urgent hearing was needed in view of the decision taken by governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asking the MVA government to prove majority at 11am on Thursday.
“We will keep at 5pm. Please make sure that paper books are supplied by 3pm to parties concerned,” the bench said.
Singhvi said the floor test cannot include names which are “stigmatised”.
Earlier, the apex court on June 27 had kept in abeyance the disqualification proceedings against rebel Shiv Sena MLAs before the deputy speaker of the state assembly till July 11, and also sought responses from the state government and others on their pleas questioning the legality of notices seeking their disqualification.

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