The day after the Supreme Court’s ruling, Uddhav Thackeray said, “Let’s Face Elections”
A day after the Supreme Court decided that Eknath Shinde could keep his job despite benefiting from the then-governor’s illegal decision, Uddhav Thackeray made his remarks.
Uddhav Thackeray: “Let’s Face Elections”
A day after the Supreme Court’s decision in the dispute between the two Shiv Sena factions, the former chief minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, challenged his rival Eknath Shinde and his ally BJP to run in new elections.
“New elections should be held, and the people should have the power to decide. In light of my resignation, the Chief Minister (Eknath Shinde) ought to follow suit,” he said at a press conference.
Reapply to the Supreme Court if the assembly speaker doesn’t disqualify the rebelled MLAs
Additionally, he stated that if the assembly speaker does not rule on the disqualification of Shiv Sena MLAs who rebelled last year, causing his government to fall, he will reapply to the Supreme Court.
“If the speaker doesn’t decide within a predetermined period, we will return to the Supreme Court, where we first went. He should make a decision quickly once he returns,” Mr. Thackeray advised.
“Nanga naach” is going on in the nation
“Also, I want to inform PM Modi that the country is presently going through a ‘nanga naach’ situation and that this needs to stop. All over the world, Maharashtra’s reputation is being tarred and feathered. This is inappropriate,” he continued.
The Supreme Court Verdict
As Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Maharashtra’s chief minister without taking a floor test, the Supreme Court said on Thursday that it could not order the restoration of his government.
However, the Governor’s decision to require the floor test and the Speaker’s appointment of the Eknath Shinde group whip were both incorrect.
Eknath Shinde cannot be removed from office by the SC
He made his remarks the day after the Supreme Court, in a blow to the Uddhav Thackeray camp, decided that Mr. Shinde would keep his job despite benefiting from the illegal decision of the then-governor.
The Assembly speaker has the authority to oust rebelled MLAs
The Supreme Court ruled that it can’t remove Mr. Shinde and 15 other MLAs from office because they rebelled against former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in June of last year. The Assembly speaker has the authority to disqualify rebelled MLAs.
The Thakeray government cannot be reinstated in the state
Additionally, it declined a request to reinstate Mr. Thackeray’s administration because the leader opted to step down rather than stand for a test of his authority before the assembly.
SC criticized the then-governors decision
However, the court harshly criticized Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the then-governor of Maharashtra, for making choices that favored Mr. Shinde’s faction, contending that he had “erred” in concluding that Mr. Thackeray had failed to win the confidence of a significant number of MLAs.
On Friday, Mr. Thackeray urged the former governor to face consequences, saying, “Bhagat Singh Koshyari should face consequences. Others won’t engage in illegal activity if one is punished.”