Uddhav Thackeray gets relief from Supreme Court, court restrains speaker from taking decision on disqualification of MLAs

Maharashtra Latest News Maharashtra Assembly Speaker will not hear the disqualification case of the MLAs for the time being. The Supreme Court has asked the Speaker not to hear the matter till the matter is taken up in the court. The CJI said that a bench would have to be constituted for this.

New Delhi, Jnn. The matters related to Maharashtra were heard in the Supreme Court today. The court has restrained the speaker from taking a decision on the disqualification of the MLAs, giving relief to Uddhav Thackeray. Maharashtra Assembly Speaker will not hear the disqualification case for the time being. The Supreme Court has asked the Speaker not to hear the matter till the matter is taken up in the court. The Uddhav Thackeray faction had demanded a stay on the speaker’s proceedings till the hearing in the court.

Hearing the petition filed regarding the disqualification of the MLAs, CJI NV Ramana said that the Speaker will not take a decision on the disqualification of the MLAs at present. The Speaker’s proceedings on the disqualification of the MLAs will remain on hold till the court’s decision. At present, the Supreme Court will not hear the Maharashtra matter immediately. The CJI said that a bench would have to be constituted for this.

After the Chief Justice’s remarks, advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Uddhav faction, argued that the hearing on the disqualification case of 39 MLAs was asked by the Supreme Court to be held on July 11 instead of June 27. The CJI said that the Speaker should be informed that no action or hearing should be taken against the MLAs now. It should be adjourned till the Supreme Court’s decision.

Here, Tushar Mehta argued on behalf of the Governor. He assured the Supreme Court that he would inform the Speaker about this. Explain that the Supreme Court has stayed the disqualification proceedings on the MLAs of both the factions.

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Principal Secretary Rajendra Bhagwat has filed a reply in the Supreme Court. In response, he said that on July 3, Rahul Narvekar has been elected Speaker of the Assembly. Now they have to look into the issue of disqualification. In such a situation, the Supreme Court should dispose of the petition of the MLAs challenging the notice sent by the Deputy Speaker and let the new Speaker decide on the disqualification.

Notice to 53 Shiv Sena MLAs
On the other hand, Maharashtra Assembly Secretariat has issued show cause notices to 53 of the total 55 Shiv Sena MLAs in the state. Of these, 39 MLAs belong to Eknath Shinde’s camp and 14 are from the Uddhav Thackeray faction. Santosh Bangar, one of the 14 MLAs of the Thackeray camp, had joined the Shinde camp on July 4, the day of the government’s floor test. Legislators from both the sides confirmed the receipt of show cause notices.

Demand for disqualification of MLAs
Both sides have demanded disqualification of MLAs of both the sides, accusing each other of defying the party whip during the election of Speaker and vote on confidence motion on July 3 and 4 respectively. The Shinde camp has not included the name of former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya Thackeray in the list of MLAs they have sought disqualification. The notices have been issued under the Members of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (Disqualification on grounds of defection) Rules. The MLAs have been asked to explain their stand within seven days.

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