Sena battle reaches SC as rebels oppose disqualification notices | Latest News India

The political crisis in Maharashtra is set to take place in the Supreme Court, a group of rebel Shiv Sena lawmakers led by dissident legislator Eknath Shinde has sought a hearing from the Supreme Court on Monday against a disqualification notice issued to the deputy speaker. Maharashtra Assembly.

Two separate petitions filed by Shinde and 15 other dissident lawmakers led by Bharat Gogawale will be taken up by a bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala on Monday. Sixteen MLAs have been issued summons by the Maharashtra Legislative Secretary and are seeking a written reply by June 27 for a disqualification notice filed against them.

In their applications, lawmakers have demanded a notice of disqualification until Vice-President Narahari Zirwal is dismissed. Petitions argued that while his own dismissal was pending by the Office of the Vice-Chairperson, Girwal was not authorized to initiate disqualification proceedings against other legislators.

The 58-year-old Shinde appeals that the disqualification notice is a good example of the Deputy Speaker working closely with the government in an effort to disqualify the applicant (Shinde) with other supporters. Meeting outside the Assembly is never a law to give notice of disqualification.

It added that the disqualification rules of the legislature would compel a minimum of seven days to submit their comments on the disqualification application. “To try to curtail this seven-day period illegally has allowed the applicant to answer the disqualification application for just 48 hours, which is an eye-opener to the rules. The petitioner, Shinde said, therefore, that the notice of disqualification of May 26 was totally malicious and arbitrary and thus in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution of India and that it was issued with a premeditated mind to unlawfully disqualify the applicant. Appeal.

The petition challenged Jirwal’s approval to appoint Uddhav Thackeray-loyalist Ajay Chaudhary as Shiv Sena’s legislative party leader and Sunil Prabhu as chief executive, demanding that Chaudhary’s appointment be declared illegal.

“It is well known that the present government in the state of Maharashtra, led by the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance, has lost a majority in the House because 38 members of the Shiv Sena legislature have withdrawn their support. Bring it down to a majority at home. However, the MVA government continues to abuse the office of the Vice Chairperson, making sure that they are in power by any means necessary, ”the petition argued.

16 lawmakers have urged the court to ensure the safety of their families, alleging that the state government illegally withdrew the security provided to dissident leaders and their families in retaliation.

“The removal of security guards has not only compromised the security of our families and relatives, but also has a persistent agenda that various leaders of the MVA government are urging their party activists to resort to violence to further threaten us,” one of the petitions read.

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