Meetings in Maharashtra continue, as politics heats up ahead of decision day
Mumbai: The ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra has deepened for the last few days. Tomorrow is the day of an acid test for the Government of Maharashtra. Actually, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has called a special session of the Legislative Assembly on June 30. In this special session floor test will be held between 11 am to 5 pm. The Maha Vikas Aghadi government will have to prove its majority during this period.
At the same time, Shiv Sena has moved the Supreme Court against the decision of the Governor. Shiv Sena Chief Whip Sunil Prabhu has filed a petition in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has also agreed to hear the petition. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi represented the government on behalf of Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that this is an illegal activity as the matter of disqualification of our 16 MLAs is pending in the Supreme Court. The Constitution is being flouted. The governor was just waiting for this moment.
After the governor’s order to conduct floor test, the round of meetings is going on. A meeting of party leaders is being held at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar’s house. On the other hand, former CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis has also called a meeting of BJP leaders at his residence.
On Wednesday morning, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari ordered a floor test. He has written a letter to the Assembly Secretary. Earlier, Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis along with 8 independent MLAs submitted a letter to the Governor of Maharashtra demanding an immediate floor test.
Reportedly Eknath Shinde along with all the rebel MLAs will reach Mumbai on June 30. Shinde along with other MLAs offered prayers at the Kamakhya Devi temple in Guwahati on Wednesday morning. Talking to the media after leaving the temple, he said, ‘I have come here to pray for the peace and happiness of Maharashtra. Will go to Mumbai tomorrow for floor test and follow all the procedure.
News agency ANI has given big information quoting sources. According to sources, the rebel MLAs of Maharashtra will leave for Goa. For this 70 rooms have been booked at Taj Resort & Convention Center Goa. The rebel MLAs will fly to Mumbai tomorrow and go straight to the Maharashtra Assembly. Sources say that the BJP directed its MLAs to assemble at the Taj President Hotel in Mumbai this evening.