Congress takes Fadnavis govt to High Court

Congress  takes Fadnavis govt to High Court

The Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in Maharashtra has run into more trouble with the Congress filing a writ petition in the Bombay High Court demanding that Assembly be dissolved as it has not passed the floor test.

On behalf of the Congress Legislature Party in Maharashtra, former minister for minority affairs Naseem Khan filed the writ petition, which will come up for hearing before Justice V M Kanade.

“The government is illegal and unlawful and needs to be dissolved,” Khan told Deccan Herald.

Besides seeking the dissolution of the Assembly because of the BJP’s failure to prove majority, the Congress has also asked for all decisions that were taken after November 12, the day the saffron party formed government through the controversial voice vote, to be set aside.

“We have cited several Supreme Court and high court orders in respect of the vote of confidence and we are sure that our writ petition would be admitted,” Khan said.
“The governor (Ch Vidyasagar Rao) had asked the government to prove majority in 15 days; it has not done that. Ideally and legally, there should have been counting of votes, which had not taken place. This process has been bypassed by Speaker Haribhau Bagde,” he said.

A bunch of PILs on this issue is also coming up for admission on Friday.
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