Maharashtra: Shiv Sena asks Supreme Court for floor test in 24 hrs

New Delhi: NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena joint petition in Supreme Court: Justice Sanjiv Khanna says, while citing the past judgement of the court in similar cases, floor test was done in 24 hours in most of the cases, in some – 48 hours.

Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Maharashtra govt, says in Supreme Court: I will file affidavit on the plea. There is no need for interim order in the case.

Kapil Sibal, appearing for Shiv Sena asks, what was the national emergency that President rule was revoked at 5.17 am and swearing in was at 8 am? President rule was revoked at 5.17 am which means everything happened before 5.17.

“Floor test should be conducted in 24 hours. Senior member of House should conduct it with videography & single ballot. It is done in the cover of night so that for some, new opportunities come knocking; let floor test be conducted in full light.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi representing NCP & Congress: When both the groups are open for Floor Test, why should there be a delay? Does a single NCP MLA here say we will join the BJP alliance? Is there a single covering letter saying this. This was the fraud committed to democracy.