The Supreme Court has ordered to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari to appoint an interim Speaker immediately. This pro tem speaker will conduct the floor test on Wednesday by 5PM in Maharashtra Asssembly to decide the future of BJP’s Fadnavis government.
The three-member Supreme Court bench ruled on a petition challenging the government formation by the BJP with the help of Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) leader Ajit Pawar in Maharashtra.
The newly formed Congress, Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine had petitioned the Supreme Court against the manner in which Devendra Fadnavis took power, in a secretive oath ceremony, along with Ajit Pawar of the NCP.
The centre argued that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited Devendra Fadnavis to form government based on a letter showing the support of 170 MLAs, including all 54 of the NCP of Ajit Pawar, who was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister.