The call for a floor test was impressed upon the Governor by Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday.
Mumbai: Barely hours after confusion over a “fake letter” asking Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to prove his majority in the assembly, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari Wednesday morning shot off a letter to the assembly secretary for a special session on Thursday where Thackeray will have to prove majority. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena moved Supreme Court against the floor test.
The call for a floor test was impressed upon the Governor by Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday. Hours after meeting BJP national president J P Nadda, Fadnavis reached Raj Bhawan to meat Koshiyari.
According to Shiv Sena’s Sunil Prabhu, who challenged the floor test in the apex court, until the plea for disqualification is decided first, the floor test cannot be conducted.
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted, “How can a floor test be asked for when the disqualification of 16 MLA has deferred by the Supreme Court till 11th July? How can these MLAs participate in the floor test till their disqualification status not decided and the other matters for which notice sent is subjudice?”
She further said, “This would be contempt of court proceedings if floor test conducted despite the matter not getting final hearing in the SC.”
Meanwhile, Tuesday late evening, eight Independent MLAs have sent an email to the registered email address of the Maharashtra Governor demanding an immediate floor test. Devendra Fadnavis will further process the demand in his meeting with the governor, said sources.
Earlier in Tuesday, all BJP MLAs were asked to reach Mumbai in the next 24 hours and also asked not to leave the state.