Maha Pol Crisis: Floor Test To Take Place Soon, Tell Sources

28 June, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

The Maharashtra government's request that a floor test not be held in the meantime was also denied by the top court.

In a move that relieved Shiv Sena rebel MLAs, the Supreme Court rejected a request from the Maharashtra government to postpone a floor test in the interim and instead allowed them until July 12 to respond to the disqualification letters issued to them by Deputy Speaker Narahari Zirwal.

According to insiders, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari may urge the Maharashtra administration to demonstrate majority in the Assembly at some point this week because both sides have refused to budge and seem ready for a protracted battle.

The attorney for Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut arrives at the Mumbai ED office. He would ask the agency for some leeway so that his client can appear in the Patra Chawl land scam case on a different day than today.

The Eknath Shinde gang will meet this afternoon to discuss their future course of action. They are anticipated to make a significant choice, according to sources.

Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde has been residing in a hotel in Guwahati with other rebel MLAs for the past week, and the neighbourhood has begun to resemble his strongholds in Maharashtra. Around the hotel, billboards with encouraging messages have appeared amid extensive security measures taken by the Assam government.

Uddhav Thackeray, the chief minister of Maharashtra, will convene a cabinet meeting at 2:30.