Amidst the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, an appeal has been made to the Supreme Court to intervene in the matter. For this, Congress leader Jaya Thakur has filed a petition in court.
Mumbai: Congress leader Jaya Thakur has filed a new petition in the Supreme Court amid the ongoing political deadlock in Maharashtra. It has been demanded in this petition that the contesting of MLAs who have resigned or have been disqualified from the assembly should be banned for 5 years. Jaya Thakur demanded in the petition that in view of the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court should intervene in the matter.
Political parties bringing down governments: Jaya Thakur
Congress leader Jaya Thakur said in her application filed in the Supreme Court that last year she had filed a petition in the SC. It was told in this petition how political parties are toppling the government by defying the anti-defection law. The MLAs who resign from the assembly get tickets to contest by-elections, as well as they become ministers in the new government.
'Supreme Court to intervene in the matter'
Jaya Thakur says that on that petition, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Central Government. Despite this, the government has not yet filed a reply. Which various political parties are continuously taking illegitimate advantage of. Therefore, he has to again approach the court on this issue. Referring to the political crisis in Maharashtra, Jaya Thakur said that political parties are trying to spoil the democratic structure of the country. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the intervention of the court in this matter.
Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against the government
In Maharashtra, about 40 Shiv Sena MLAs and many independent MLAs have rebelled against the Uddhav Thackeray government. These MLAs had reached the city of Gujarat earlier on Monday. After this, he reached Guwahati on Wednesday morning via a special plane. These rebel MLAs are being led by Eknath Shinde, a senior Shiv Sena leader and cabinet minister in the Uddhav government. According to sources, he has demanded Uddhav Thackeray break the alliance with the NCP-Congress and form the government with the BJP.
Uddhav Thackeray vacated his official residence
Amidst the crisis in his own government, CM Uddhav Thackeray has vacated the Chief Minister's residence along with his family and he has shifted to his private residence Matoshree. He has said that he is ready to resign from the post of CM if his MLAs want. At the same time, his special warlord Sanj Raut has indicated that CM Uddhav Thackeray can recommend the dissolution of the assembly.