The Supreme Court will hear the petitions of the Maharashtra Shiv Sena opposition today. The petitions call into question the decisions of the Deputy Speaker.
If the opposition is ready to go to Mumbai and face a vote of confidence. Thackeray’s party will also approach the court today against the rebels. (supreme court consider Maharashtra case)
The Supreme Court today heard two petitions filed by the Shiv Sena opposition party challenging Deputy Speaker Nar Hari Sirwal’s disqualification notice against 16 rebel MLAs and the decision to appoint Ajay Chaudhary as the party’s leader in the Assembly.
Opposition leader Deepak Kesarkar said the group was waiting for approval and was ready to go to Maharashtra to contest the confidence vote.
The rebels said they would make a decision within four days.
Ek Nath Shinde has said that supporting Dawood Ibrahim is not Bal Thackeray’s ideology and is ready to be overturned for Bal Thackeray’s ideals.
Shiv Sena activists burning pro-Ek Nath Shinde coffin in protest of allegations that rebel leaders are only souls and will conduct post-mortems in the Assembly.
Uddhav Thackeray initiates legal proceedings against rebels
Aditya Thackeray had alleged that Uddhav Thackeray had asked Eknath Shinde to become the Chief Minister in May last year but Shinde Uddhav, who was playing the role at the time, was taking advantage of the situation.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has written to Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asking him to take steps to provide adequate security to the rebel MLAs and their families. Police have arrested seven Shiv Sena activists who attacked the office of Eknath Shinde’s son Srikanth Shinde.
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