New Delhi: Maharashtra’s political slugfest has now reached the Supreme Court with rebel legislator Eknath Shinde challenging the Shiv Sena’s decision to disqualify him and 15 other MLAs in the apex court to be head on Monday.
The Eknath Shinde’s group has moved the top court also challenging the rejection of the no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Narahari Zirwal and his call to appoint Ajay Choudhari as the ruling Shiv Sena Legislature Party leader, reported NDTV.
The top court has been urged by the rebels to order the Deputy Speaker to not take any action on the disqualification plea until the decision on his removal is made. They have also asked the court to order the Maharashtra government to provide security to their families.
According to Eknath Shinde’s claim, all 55 resolved to appoint him as the Shiv Sena Legislature Party leader in 2019. The plea said, when the Thackeray camp passed the resolution to remove him as the Legislature Party leader, less than 35 per cent of the MLAs attended the meeting.
Earlier this week, The Shiv Sena has appealed to the Deputy Speaker for the disqualification of 16 rebel MLAs. The Shinde camp termed the move illegal.