The Supreme Court of India here on Monday asked the Solicitor general to inform the speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to temporarily suspend the disqualification proceedings against members of rebel Shiv Sena in the ongoing political crisis in the state.
It further said to the Maharashtra Assembly speaker, Rahul Narwekar not to take any decision until the plea is decided by the top court.
The apex court said that “the matter will not be listed tomorrow and it will take some to be listed”. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) additionally added that “Constitution of Bench is required and it will take time to be listed” Which is contrary to the vacation Bench saying the matter would be taken up by the court.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal who is appearing for the Thackery-led faction called for the listing of urgent matters- challenging the validity of the assembly held on June 3 and 4 where a new speaker got elected and following floor test proving majority by the Shinde-led faction.
The Chief Justice of India (CJI) additionally added that “Constitution of Bench is required and it will take time to be listed as the bench needs to be finalised”.
He further said to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who is appearing for Governor Bhagat Singh Kosyari, “please inform the speaker not to take any hearing. Let us see, we will hear the matter”.
This comes after the apex court has not listed the matter regarding Maharashtra political crisis which is contrary to the vacation Bench saying the matter would be taken up by the court on July 11.
The court stayed the suspension of disqualification proceedings on June 27, before deputy speaker Narhari Zirwal of the Maharashtra assembly till July 11 to get a response from stakeholders on their pleas to question the legality of notices for disqualification.
This crisis started when the Shinde faction rebelled against the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA)- government in June. Later it led to the falling of the coalition government and resignation of Uddhav Thackeray.