Maharashtra Government Formation Live News Updates: The Supreme Court will hear the joint plea of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena Sunday. The plea challenges the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s decision to allow the formation of the BJP-led government. Also, Ajit Pawar has been removed as the leader of the NCP’s Legislative Wing by the party MLAs who met in Mumbai and Jayant Patil has been named as the new leader.
The petition states that the ‘Governor has belittled the constitutional office of the Governor and has allowed himself to be a pawn in BJP’s illegal usurpation of power’.
Taking note of the sudden political developments in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said his nephew Ajit Pawar’s decision to ally with the BJP was a “personal” one and not taken by the party. He also said his party will initiate action against Ajit without fail. The BJP won 105 seats in the 288-member Assembly, while the NCP had garnered 54 seats. The BJP needed the support of at least 10 MLAs to stake claim.