Maharashtra Coup | ‘This govt is illegitimate, will prove it’: Congress as SC issues notice to state govt seeking composite floor test
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the political drama in Maharashtra with NCP's Ajit Pawar supporting the BJP, the Congress on Sunday said that the government formed by the BJP is ‘illegitimate’ and the party will prove it in ‘floor test’.
“I am thankful to the court that they heard our petition even though it was a Sunday. Tomorrow, the matter will be heard again at 10:30 am. The Fadnavis government is illegitimate. Before any horse-trading happens, the floor test should happen,” said former state Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan after the Supreme Court hearing on Sunday.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also said that the government former by the BJP with Ajit Pawar is illegitimate government and does not have majority.
“When the floor test happens, it will become clear that we have enough MLAs to support us,” he said.
The Supreme Court on Sunday heard a petition filed by Sena-Congress-NCP against Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government.
The alliance also alleged that the Governor’s invite to Fadnavis to form the government and the oath-taking ceremony was illegal and sought quashing of his decision to swear-in him as CM.
Following the hearing, the apex court issued notice to Centre, Maharashtra government, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar. It also asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce relevant documents from Governor’s letter for inviting BJP to form government and letter of support of MLAs by 10.30 am on Monday.
The top court also rejected the request of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta -- who was appearing for the centre -- seeking two days time to place Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's communication on record and asked him to produce letters by Monday at 10:30 am when the matter will be taken again.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of the state ending the month long impasse in Maharashtra.
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