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The Supreme Court will hear pleas by Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in relation to the recent political crisis in Maharashtra. The SC had asked the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction to redraft the submissions on petitions filed by Uddhav Thackeray group on Constitutional issues arising due to the political crisis in Maharashtra.
Earlier, the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that party MLAs loyal to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde can save themselves from disqualification under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution only by merging with another political party.
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The bench, headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana, asked the Shinde faction, represented in court by senior advocate Harish Salve, to redraft the legal issues of split, merger, defection and disqualification raised in petitions filed by the Thackeray camp that are to be adjudicated upon following the recent political crisis in Maharashtra.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Thackeray faction, told the bench there is no constitutional protection for disqualification under the 10th schedule.
The Supreme Court will hear two separate pleas of the Jharkhand government and Chief Minister Hemant Soren against a high court order that had accepted the maintainability of a PIL for a probe against the JMM leader into alleged irregularities in the grant of mining leases.
On June 17, the apex court had refused to pass any interim direction on an appeal filed by the Jharkhand government, challenging the high court order that had accepted the maintainability of a plea seeking a probe against the chief minister in mining cases. The top court had posted the matter for hearing before an appropriate bench after the summer vacation on the request of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi. It was submitted that the case against Soren was politically motivated to destabilise the Jharkhand government. The plea before the Jharkhand High Court had sought a probe into alleged irregularities in the grant of mining leases as also into the transactions of certain shell companies allegedly operated by the chief minister’s family members and associates.
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First Published: Thu, August 04 2022. 10:29 IST