“Supreme Court says can’t restore MVA govt since Uddhav Thackeray resigned voluntarily, finds fault in decisions of governor and speaker”, Opindia, May 11, 2023:
“On Thursday, the Supreme Court of India held that it cannot order the restoration of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra as former CM Uddhav Thackeray had resigned without facing a floor test. The Court also said that the then Governor was right in inviting Eknath Shinde-led coalition to form the state government as former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray had already resigned.
“Petitioners argued for restoration of status quo ante. However, Thackeray did not face the floor test. Had Uddhav Thackeray not resigned, the status quo could have been restored,” the Court said.
The Court meanwhile also noted that the then Governor’s decision for the floor test was wrong and the speaker was wrong in appointing a whip of the Eknath Shinde group. The court noted that there was no objective material to doubt the majority of the govt to call for a floor test as nobody had filed any no-confidence motion against the govt….”
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