Maharashtra meeting Speaker Rahul Narvekar (left) stated the Shinde authorities had already established its majority on the ground of the Home. (ANI)
The Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena (UBT) had filed a disqualification plea in opposition to 16 MLAs, together with present chief minister Eknath Shinde, after the break up within the celebration
The political cauldron is simmering in Maharashtra as soon as once more with the Supreme Court docket set to determine on the Sena vs Sena battle on Thursday. Amid the excitement, Maharashtra meeting Speaker Rahul Narvekar stated the difficulty of disqualification can solely be determined by the Meeting Speaker.
Talking solely with News18 earlier than leaving for London to attend the Concepts for Indian Convention, Narvekar stated: “The Honourable Supreme Court docket has heard this case at size. Many contentious difficulty had been debated on this listening to however I’m of the opinion that the difficulty of disqualification of members on the grounds of defection can solely be determined by the way in which of petition earlier than the Speaker. Speaker can solely hear and determine such petitions. Judiciary, govt and legislature get pleasure from equal place within the Structure. Subsequently, to keep up constitutional self-discipline, I’m positive the court docket received’t intervene within the decision-making powers of the Speaker.”
The Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena (UBT) had filed a disqualification plea in opposition to 16 MLAs, together with present chief minister Eknath Shinde, after the break up within the celebration. On Thursday, the Supreme Court docket will pronounce its verdict on the difficulty.
Shiv Sena UBT chief Anil Parab, earlier than leaving for Delhi to attend the listening to, stated: “We now have raised questions in regards to the appointment of the Speaker and that’s why we have now urged the Supreme Court docket to take a choice on the disqualification of those MLAs. We didn’t ask the Speaker as he has been appointed with the assist of those MLAs. The Governor’s letter to ask Shinde to kind the federal government can also be in query. If the Supreme Court docket decides that the method carried out by the Governor to name the session of the meeting and elect the Speaker is void, then the federal government could collapse.”
Nonetheless, in response to Narvekar, the election of Speaker was held by following the constitutional process by tabling the movement for the election. He stated: “164 MLAs voted for the movement and 107 in opposition to the movement so when you see the numbers on file, there is no such thing as a query of decision on Speaker’s appointment being invalid.” He added: “This authorities has already established its majority on the ground of the Home and looking out on the numbers it has, I don’t see any menace to the federal government.”
Concerning the disqualification of MLAs, Parab instructed News18 that the difficulty will not be solely of the 16 MLAs. “Although we have now moved a disqualification plea in opposition to the 16 MLAs, we concurrently filed a disqualification plea with State Meeting Speaker workplace. So if these 16 MLAs will get disqualified on related grounds, over 24 MLAs of Shiv Sena (Shinde camp) may even get disqualified.”
Shiv Sena UBT is counting on the tenth Schedule of the Structure and the Nabam Rabia case to strengthen its stand. If the decision doesn’t come of their favour, they’re ready to file a overview petition within the Supreme Court docket. “We had issued the whip earlier than the break up within the Shiv Sena. Their whip was issued a lot later. If SC upholds the sooner whip, this authorities could collapse. SC has to authorise some whip and earlier than our whip, there was no different in existence for the Sena,” stated Parab.
In the meantime, because the political temperatures rise, the timing of Narvekar’s London tour and his latest assembly with Union minister Kiren Rijiju have raised eyebrows. Nonetheless, rubbishing the allegations, Narvekar stated Rijiju was his “good good friend” and so they met since he was in Mumbai to attend an official programme. “My London tour was deliberate and I didn’t have any information that the SC could pronounce its verdict the identical day,” he added.