Koshyari had said in the letter that a special session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly would be called on June 30 at 11 am, in which voting on the no-confidence motion against the chief minister would be the sole agenda.
New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court has given a big decision that the floor test will be held in the state assembly at 11 am on Thursday. The Uddhav government will have to prove its majority by 5 pm. This decision of the court is a big setback for the Uddhav government. After this decision of the court, it is believed that Uddhav Thackeray can resign tomorrow. Let us inform that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked the Principal Secretary of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to conduct a floor test of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government at 11 am on Thursday. The Shiv Sena had moved the Supreme Court challenging this direction.
Floor test has been called on 30th June
Koshyari had issued a letter related to the floor test to Rajendra Bhagwat, Principal Secretary, Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan late on Tuesday night. Earlier, some BJP leaders, including former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, had met Governor Koshyari at Raj Bhavan and requested him to direct the government to prove its majority in the wake of the Shiv Sena revolt. In a letter to Rajendra Bhagwat, Principal Secretary, Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan, Koshyari had said, "A special session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly will be called on June 30 at 11 am, in which voting on the no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister will be the sole agenda and in any case, the House The proceedings will have to be completed by 5 pm.
'Proceedings to be broadcast live'
It was also said in the letter that the proceedings of the House would be telecast live and appropriate arrangements would be made for it. In his letter, Governor Koshyari referred to the e-mails sent by 7 independent MLAs on Tuesday, in which he said that since the Chief Minister of Maharashtra has lost majority in the house, it has become imperative to conduct floor test at the earliest. He has also asked the assembly administration to take necessary steps to ensure that the floor test is conducted in a transparent manner.
'Entire process will be videographed'
The Governor said in his letter, 'For the purpose of counting of votes, the floor test should be conducted by asking the members to stand on their seats. The entire process of trust vote will be videographed by an independent agency and handed over to me. The proceedings of the House including voting should be compulsorily completed on Thursday without any adjournment. Koshyari also said that considering the provocative statements of some leaders, adequate number of security personnel should be deployed outside and inside the Vidhan Bhavan to maintain the sanctity of the voting process.