Maharashtra political turmoil: BJP MP arrives at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar’s residence

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Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray leaves after attending a Sena-NCP meeting in Mumbai on Nov 22, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Nov 24 : Congress veterans and senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are expected to appear for the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress trio in the Supreme Court for the hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am seeking a floor test of the newly-formed Maharashtra government within 24 hours in order to avoid “illegal manoeuvres” in Maharashtra.

The SC bench hearing the petition would comprise Justice NV Ramana, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Sanjiv Khanna.

BJP MP Sanjay Kakade arrives at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence in Mumbai prior to the Supreme Court’s hearing on the Maharashtra crisis.

Senior Shiv Sena leader is briefing the media at a press conference close to an hour before the Supreme Court takes up the matter of Maharashtra crisis.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi is set to appear for Maharashtra BJP in the Supreme Court today.

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In order to avoid poaching of its MLAs, the NCP has shifted them to Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai.

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the second consecutive term and NCP’s Ajit Pawar as his deputy on Saturday. The oath ceremony was administered by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhawan.

Ajit Pawar extended support to Fadnavis government in his own capacity and NCP top boss Sharad Pawar said said that it is Ajit Pawar’s unilateral decision. In a joint press conference of Shiv-Congress-NCP on Saturday afternoon, the NCP chief said his nephew Ajit was removed as the head of party’s Legislature Party.

NCP chief said that Ajit took a list of all NCP MLAs who extended their support to NCP-Congress and Shiv Sena and presented it as a“letter of support” to show support for BJP. Sharad Pawar also paraded his MLAs in the press conference who told the media that Ajit Pawar misled them into attending the swearing-in ceremony of Fadnavis.

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