The supreme court ordered the Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to clear the state assembly trust vote by Wednesday evening.
Temporary or a pro-tem speaker should conduct Fadnavis's confidence vote. Trust vote should be conducted after the newly elected legislators are sworn in, ordered apex court special bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna.
Supreme court gave Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari till December 7th to prove his majority in the house. Koshiyari had suggested the president's rule in the state which stopped at 5:47 am on Saturday, after which Fadnavis took oath as the chief minister.
I am grateful to Hon’ble SC for upholding democratic values and constitutional principles. It’s heartening that the Maharashtra Verdict came on the #ConstitutionDay, a Tribute to Bharatratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar!— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) November 26, 2019
The hearing in the court is taking place after Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance filed a petition challenging the "illegal" government formation by the BJP with 12 independent MLAs and NCP MLAs.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition said that they have the support of 162 lawmakers from the three parties in the 288 member assembly. Governor Koshyari said that Fadnavis has the support of 170 legislatures.
Fadnavis was able to form the government due to NCP leader Ajit Pawar's support. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that he does not endorse Ajit Pawar's decision.
Ajit Pawar said that he chose to support Fadnavis in order to form a stable Maharashtra government and assured his support for BJP.
Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said that the alliance is satisfied with the court order regarding the floor test. Mentioning the constitution day, she added that the constitution has been respected and BJP will be exposed eventually.
BJP formed the government in Maharashtra while Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress were discussing the government formation with Uddhav Thackeray as the chief minister.
The alliance formed the event 'We Are 162' to show that they have the support of 162 legislators to form government in Maharashtra.