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Sena-NCP-Cong combine move SC against Fadnavis swearing-in, seek floor test

The three parties also sought a direction to the governor to invite them to form government under the leadership of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray saying they have the support of more than 144 MLAs.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ajit Pawar, Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra governor
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar

The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine on Saturday night filed a petition in the seeking quashing of the Maharashtra governor's decision to swear-in BJP's as chief minister and demanded an immediate floor test to avoid "further horse trading".

The three parties also sought a direction to the governor to invite them to form government under the leadership of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray saying they have the support of more than 144 MLAs.

The petitioners alleged that the governor has acted in a "partisan manner" and has allowed himself to be a "pawn in the BJP's illegal usurpation of power".

The parties further prayed for an "immediate floor test within 24 hours so as to avoid further horse trading and illegal maneuvers to somehow cobble up a majority from the MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi)".

Their lawyer Sunil Fernandes said the petition has been filed with registry and a formal listing of the plea for hearing is awaited.

First Published: Sat, November 23 2019. 20:55 IST
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