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Uddhav Thackeray resigns as Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Uddhav Thackeray resigns as Chief Minister of Maharashtra

The Supreme Court gave its verdict on the political turmoil in Maharashtra late at night. A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court said that the floor test will not be stopped in the assembly. Just minutes after this decision, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addressed the people through Facebook Live and announced his resignation.

Uddhav Thackeray began his address by thanking the Congress and NCP, the members of the Mahavikas Aghadi alliance. He counted the achievements of the government in the tenure of two and a half years. “Thanks to Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar,” he said. He said, “If something good is happening, then someone’s eyes are bound to be there.”

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, while making a major decision on the ongoing political struggle in Maharashtra, said the floor test will not stop at the assembly. A holiday bench of Supreme Court Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala made this decision after hearing the request of Shiv Sena leader Sunil Prabhu.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari issued an order on Wednesday, calling a special session of the Legislative Assembly at 11 a.m. m. of June 30. Its purpose was a test of strength for the government of Uddhav Thackeray.

Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu petitioned the High Court to challenge this Governor’s decision. Prabhu has said in his petition that the governor’s decision to hold a floor test is illegal as he failed to take into account that the vice president had issued disqualification notices to 16 of the 39 MLAs.

Prabhu has also said that none of the 39 MLAs has withdrawn their support from the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. Lead attorney Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the Mahavikas Aghadi government, brought the case before the court.

Singhvi questioned the Governor’s decision and said that when the issue of MLA disqualification is pending in court, then how can the Governor, who has just recovered from Kovid, order a floor test the next day after the meeting with the Opposition Leader. Wouldn’t this damage the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution?

Singhvi, appealing to the court, also said that if the floor test does not take place tomorrow, then the sky will not break.

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