Mumbai: As the political crisis continues in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court has granted interim relief to rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde and other MLAs to file their reply to disqualification notices by July 12th.
- The top court has now posted the matter for hearing on July 11th.
- Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reshuffled the departments of nine ministers who are camping in Guwahati.
- Supreme Court issued notice to Deputy Speaker, Secretary of Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly, Centre and others on pleas filed by rebel MLAs against the disqualification notice issued by the Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal against Eknath Shinde and 15 other rebel legislators.
- Supreme Court also issues notice to Shiv Sena leaders Ajay Chaudhary, Sunil Prabhu and asks them to file a reply within five days. Supreme Court lists the plea for hearing on July 11th.
- Supreme Court, in an interim direction, allows Eknath Shinde and other rebel MLAs to file a reply to the disqualification notice issued to them by Deputy Speaker by July 11th, 5.30 pm.
- Eknath Shide spoke to MNS chief Raj Thackeray over the phone twice.
- Supreme Court will hear the petition filed by rebel MLA Eknath Shinde challenging the Shiv Sena’s move to disqualify him and 15 other MLAs.
- Source to ANI confirmed that the Eknath Shinde camp might approach the court after seeking legal opinion on Maharashtra Dy Speaker’s decision to remove Eknath Shinde as Shiv Sena Legislature Party leader. Shinde faction says Dy Speaker should’ve given at least 7 days to rebel MLAs to reply to the notice.
- The central government has provided ‘Y+’ category armed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) security cover to 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.
- Aaditya Thackeray said that “Looking at the last 2-4 days, those who left, left for good”.
- Talking about the name taken by rebel MLAs he said that the fight is between “Satya and Asatya”.
- Shiv Sena leader also took a critical jibe at the Eknath Shinde group.
- Eknath Shinde held a meeting with the MLAs in Guwahati to discuss the way forward on Sunday amid the political turbulence.