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    Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Floor test to happen by weekend, 2 rebel MLAs to meet Governor

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    Maharashtra highlight: The political crisis in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has now reached the Supreme Court with the Eknath Shinde camp challenging the disqualification notice sent by the deputy Speaker. Meanwhile, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has requested the Centre to make provision for adequate central security forces. Catch all the live updates with CNBC-TV18.com's blog

    Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Floor test to happen by weekend, 2 rebel MLAs to meet Governor
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    • Parbhani MLA Rahul Patil likely to join Shinde camp

      In another setback to the Shiv Sena, Parbhani MLA Rahul Patil is likely to join the Eknath Shinde-led camp in Guwahati, reports News18.

    • Floor test to happen by weekend, 2 MLAs to meet Governor

      Two MLAs from the Eknath Shinde-led camp are likely to come to Mumbai from Guwahati, and meet governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari about the situation. They are likely to inform him about the loss of confidence in the current Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government. According to top sources, the governor will call for a floor test on the plea of the MLAs. The floor test in the Maharashtra assembly may take place by this weekend, they added, reports News18.

    • Chandrashekhar Nene, political analyst said, "The Supreme Court has given a stay till July 11. So the chief minister now needs to see whether the rebel MLAs can come to their side or to seek a floor test as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the chief minister is not seeking a floor test because if the floor test is going to be there, it almost looks like they are going to lose. So this whole procedure seems like a tactic to delay it further so that the resolve of the rebel MLAs can be broken. So this is going to be a game of wait and watch and also a game of who blinks first. However, ultimately the floor test will have to be taken and it looks like prolonging the result which is almost a foregone conclusion."

    • PDT Achary, former secretary-general of Lok Sabha said, "The Shiv Sena rebel MLAs have got great relief from the Supreme Court order. Under the anti-defection rules, the speaker gives 7 days to the maximum to the members to give their replies on the petition for disqualification. If the speaker thinks he should give more time on their demand, then the speaker can extend the time. So it is actually the speaker who can decide the time and nobody else, no outside authority can decide these matters and that is the legal position of the Supreme Court in many cases. However, now there seems to be a departure from that position."

    • Floor test to happen by weekend, 2 MLAs to meet governor

      Two MLAs from the Eknath Shinde-led camp are likely to come to Mumbai from Guwahati, and meet governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari about the situation. They are likely to inform him about the loss of confidence in the current Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government. According to top sources, the governor will call for a floor test on the plea of the MLAs. The floor test in the Maharashtra assembly may take place by this weekend, they added, reports News18.

    • Victory of Bal Thackeray's Hindutva: Eknath Shinde on SC relief

      Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Monday termed the relief by the Supreme Court to him and other dissident Sena lawmakers as the victory of Bal Thackeray's Hindutva and the ideals of his mentor Anand Dighe. The Supreme Court has kept in abeyance the disqualification proceedings before the Deputy Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly till July 11 and sought responses to pleas by rebel MLAs questioning the legality of notices seeking their disqualification. The top court also refused to pass any interim order on the plea of the Maharashtra government that there should not be any floor test in the Assembly and said they can always approach it in case of illegality.

    • Floor test likely before July 11, governor to appoint pro tem speaker

      The floor test for rebel Shiv Sena MLAs may take place before July 11, which is the date of the next SC hearing, for which Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will likely call an assembly session and appoint a pro tem speaker, reports New18.

    • Maharashtra BJP convenes core committee meeting at 5:00 PM today

      The Maharashtra BJP has called its core committee meeting at Devendra Fadnavis’s house at 5m today, tweeted state unit chief spokesperson Keshav Upadhye. Chandrakant Patil, Aashish Shelar, Sudhir Munangtiwar, among others, will take part, reports News18.

    • Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar tests COVID-19 positive

      Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar tweeted saying that he is Covid-19 positive. Pawar said he is consulting with his doctor and urged everyone who came into his contact to get themselves tested.

    • Manipur Shiv Sena chief stopped from meeting rebel MLAs; security tightened in hotel

      Security arrangements were on Monday tightened in the luxury hotel near Guwahati where rebel Maharashtra MLAs led by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde are camping as advocates, senior police and government officials were seen entering there. President of the Shiv Sena in neighbouring Manipur, M Tombi Singh, came to meet the rebel legislators but he was not allowed. He said he wanted to tell them not to create a division in the party. Singh claimed that he had "some contacts with Mumbai" before coming to the hotel.

    • In its order, the Supreme Court said, "As an interim measure, petitioners have been allowed extension of time to respond to Deputy Speaker's disqualification notice. Petitioners can reply to disqualification notice by July 12." This, in effect, is a stay on the disqualification notice in a major relief to the Shinde camp. The Supreme Court has also directed the Maharashtra Police to ensure safety of 39 Shiv Sena MLAs.

    • "How does the Centre have any locus in this case, unless there are other forces at work.  Till date not once has the court stayed or interdicted proceedings before the Speaker. The Supreme Court has passed orders only after final position was taken by the Speaker, not before. No case is made out to stay Deputy Speaker from deciding on disqualification proceedings," the Shiv Sena said following the court's order on Shinde's plea against MLAs' disqualification.

    • SC to resume hearing on matter on June 11

      The Supreme will no resume the hearing in the matter on June 11. The court has asked the Deputy Speaker to file reply over Shinde's plea. It has issued the notice to Deputy Speaker, Secretary of Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly, Centre and others on pleas filed by rebel MLAs against the disqualification notice issued by the Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal against Eknath Shinde and 15 other rebel legislators. The Supreme Court also issued notice to Shiv Sena leaders Ajay Chaudhary, Sunil Prabhu and asked them to file a reply within five days. 

    • SC to resume hearing on matter on June 11

      The Supreme will no resume the hearing in the matter on June 11. The court has asked the Deputy Speaker to file reply over Shinde's plea. It has issued the notice to Deputy Speaker, Secretary of Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly, Centre and others on pleas filed by rebel MLAs against the disqualification notice issued by the Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal against Eknath Shinde and 15 other rebel legislators. According to reports, the counter affidavit needs to be filed in three days. 

    • The Supreme Court has issues a notice on plea by Eknath Shinde and sought a reply from the Deputy Speaker. The Deputy Speaker has accepted the notice and agreed to file the formal reply.

    • The Deputy Speaker said "The (no-confidence) notice is allowed only if veracity of the sender can be ascertained and therefore, this notice not taken on record...Notice will be taken on record only if I am satisfied by the genuineness of the notice. It was sent from an unregistered email and not even sent to a registered office. I can’t institute no-confidence proceedings on fly-by-night notice received through unverified emails." 

    Maharashtra political crisis highlights:
    In a big relief to the Eknath Shinde camp, the Supreme Court has put an interim stay on the disqualification of MLAs. The court has issued a notice to the Deputy Speaker, Secretary of Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly, Centre and others on pleas filed by rebel MLAs against the disqualification notice. The next hearing on the matter will take place on July 11. Earlier in the day, the Maharashtra government reshuffled the portfolios of nine rebel MLAs of the Shinde camp. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been called for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering case.

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