The Supreme Court (SC) which heared a petition against Maharashtra Governor's decision to revoke President's rule in the state and anoint Fadnavis as CM and Pawar his deputy respectively has reserved its order for tomorrow.
The court on Sunday issued notices to the Centre, Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar on petitions filed by Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP combine.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for NCP said, "Today there is a peculiar case before your lordships that both sides agree that there should be a floor test. The question is a narrow one - As to
when the floor test should be held? There was a list of signatures (of 54 NCP MLAs), but did it say that the MLAs were agreeing to support the BJP. There can be signatures without a covering letter. This is a murder of democracy!"
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, for Maharashtra Governor, said, "Grant us 2-3 days time and let us file a reply. The Governor has in absolute discretion invited the largest party on November 23."
After oath-taking, Ajit Pawar claimed that he has the support of a few other NCP MLAs, all of them believed to be with him was present at the party meet with Sharad Pawar on Sunday evening. The BJP won 105 seats in the 288-member assembly followed by Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44.