The Centre is expected to produce letters of support to the Supreme Court at 10 30am. A three-judge bench also issued a notice to Devendra Fadnavis, his deputy CM Ajit Pawar, the state and the Central government.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to produce the letters of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis claiming majority and that of the Governor inviting to form government,on Monday, 10.30 am.
This, after hearing a petition of the Shiv Sena, Congress and Sharad Pawar's NCP against government formation in the state on Saturday.
A three-judge bench also issued a notice to Devendra Fadnavis, his deputy CM Ajit Pawar, the state and the Central government.
After remaining ensconced in his south Mumbai residence throughout Sunday, NCP leader and newly-anointed deputy CM Ajit Pawar met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis late night and held closed-door discussions.
Senior BJP leaders Chandrakant Patil, Vinod Tawade and Girish Mahajan attended the meeting held at the official residence of the chief minister.
The apex court directed the Centre to place before it on Monday morning the letters of the governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari inviting Fadnavis and of the BJP leader staking his claim to form the government in the state.
The SC also said the issue of floor test, as demanded by the Congress-NCP-Sena combine, would be dealt with only after perusing the two letters- of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari inviting Fadnavis and of the BJP leader staking his claim to form the government- it has demanded.
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