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MUMBAI: All eyes are on Supreme Court vis-à-vis the political developments in Maharashtra, as the Congress, the NCP and the Shiv Sena have petitioned it against the action of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari swearing in BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister of the next government in the state.
The three parties said they have the majority in the assembly, and hence must be given the chance to form the ministry. They also cited procedural flaws in the way the swearing in was conducted.
Meanwhile, some 11 NCP MLAs are reported “missing” at a meeting held by party chief Sharad Pawar here on Saturday. The 43 MLAs who have attended the meet have been escorted to a hotel for safe-keep, the party said. Expectations are that the NCP and the Shiv Sena will see to it that their legislators are not poached by the BJP, while the Congress party was planning to move its MLAs to Jaipur, where the state government could give them protective cover.
The BJP side remains silent as to what its future plans are. As such, there is no clarity to the political scenario, though the BJP is resourceful enough to organize the requisite strength – on condition that the apex court will not block its way. –IHN-NN
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