Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Thursday that he was pleased with the Supreme Court (SC)’s verdict on the political crisis in his state, and said, “What if the Floor test had happened and their (MVA) govt had failed it?”
“I won’t talk about what Supreme Court said about the then Maharashtra Governor, but I would say that he acted as per the situation at the time. What if the Floor test had happened and their (MVA) govt had failed it? Is he (Uddhav Thackeray) above SC or ECI that he will not let us appoint our Whip or any other office bearer and not let us use the name Shiv Sena,” he said.
Welcoming the SC order, Deputy Chief Minister and the BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said: “This is a victory for democracy and the democratic process. We are satisfied with the verdict given by the Supreme Court.”
“Today, Maha Vikas Aghadi’s conspiracy has been defeated. Now, no one should doubt that the Maharashtra government is completely legal,” Fadnavis says.
“It doesn’t suit Uddhav Thackeray to talk about morality. I want to ask him if had he has forgotten his morals when he went with NCP and Congress for CM post. He had not resigned on moral grounds but due to fear after people who were with him left him,” Fadnavis added.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Eknath Shinde, will remain in office, according to the unanimous verdict of the five-judge SC constitution bench. Uddhav Thackeray’s Maha Vikas Aghadi government cannot be restored because he resigned without taking the floor test.
Additionally, the SC ruled that the Maharashtra governor was not justified, when he asked the then-chief minister Thackeray to prove a majority in the Assembly on June 30 of last year.
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