Mumbai: The Supreme Court in a recent move has ordered for a floor test in order to determine the strength of the recently elected Bharatiya Janata Party-led Maharashtra government, to which the opposition alliances expressed that it does not hold a majority.
As per an announcement made by the apex court on Tuesday, the floor test is scheduled to be held at 5 pm on Wednesday without a secret ballot box and the proceeding of the test will be telecast live. A pro-tem speaker has been directed to hold the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected representatives.
Meanwhile, the top court has directed all the parties to make a submission within eight weeks regarding their issues in the judicial review of the Governor’s decision as far as the formation of the BJP government is concerned.
Posting from his Twitter account following the SC’s decision, National Congress Party leader Nawab Malik wrote Satyameva jayate. “The BJP game is over”, he tweeted.
Supporting the apex court’s verdict, NCP chief Sharad Pawar posting from his Twitter handle. He said that the Maharashtra government verdict coming on the National Constitution Day is a tribute to Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said that his party respects the Supreme Court’s order, and it is all set to prove its majority at the floor test
Earlier on Saturday, the entire country woke up to the news that a BJP-led government has been sworn in the state of Maharashtra at a time when the opposition alliances had been working on to form a government.
Interestingly, Devendra Fadnavis was sworn back as the chief minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar in a stunning move was sworn in as the deputy chief minister.