The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 11) made landmark judgement in Sena row case and referred it to a 7-judge Constitution Bench. The court, though, held that Governor’s call for floor test and Speaker’s appointment of new party whip backed by Shinde faction was wrong. However, the court denied relief to Uddhav Thackeray saying that he voluntarily resigned and it could not be quashed.
The verdict is being seen as a big win for the Shinde government. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while addressing queries said that he is very happy with the verdict and added that those who claimed the government will be dissolved, their expectations have been burnt to ashes.
“We are very happy with the Supreme Curt’s verdict; we support it. I will be present with CM Shinde and address a press conference at 2. They [Shiv Sena UBT] were too confident that our government will be dissolved today but nothing like that happened,” he said.
Later addressing a press conference with CM Eknath Shinde, Fadnavis said termed the Supreme Court decision as a victory for democracy and the democratic process.
“Today, Maha Vikas Aghadi’s (MVA) conspiracy has been defeated. Now, no one should doubt that the Maharashtra government is completely legal,” he said.
Fadnavis says their govt is legal and constitutional and Supreme Court also endorsed it.
The BJP leader also hit back at Uddhav Thackeray who said if Eknath Shinde and Devendra Shinde have any morality left, they should resign. “Uddhav Thackeray says he resigned on moral grounds, but he is not qualified to talk about morality when he ditched BJP in 2019 for the CM’s chair. When joining hands with parties of different ideologies, where was his morality,” Fadnavis asked.