Win for democracy, Sharad Pawar hails SC verdict

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Responding to the Supreme Court verdict to conduct a floor test in Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday, November 27, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said that the ruling was a big win for democracy.

Taking to Twitter,he noted: "I am grateful to Hon’ble SC for upholding democratic values and constitutional principles. It’s heartening that the Maharashtra Verdict came on the #ConstitutionDay, a Tribute to Bharatratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar!"

The three-judge bench headed by Justice NV Ramana said there would be no secret ballot and the entire proceedings would have to be an open vote and would have to be telecast live. Dismissing the plea of the BJP that it need not interfere with the matter and go by the Governor's order to let Devendra Fadnavis Government of the BJP with NCP leader Ajit Pawar as Deputy Chief Minister take the floor test in a week.