Doubt remains on whether the Uddhav government will have a floor test tomorrow or not in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena moves to Supreme Court against Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s order. Shiv Sena has demanded a ban on the floor test. Let us inform you that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has called a special session of the Legislative Assembly tomorrow. This, floor test is to be held between 11 am to 5 pm, in which Uddhav’s Mahavikas Aghadi government (MVA) will have to prove a majority, which is currently difficult for them.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to prove its majority on the floor of the House on Thursday and convened a special session of the state’s Assembly at 11 am.
That’s why Shiv Sena has reached the Supreme Court. Shiv Sena Chief Whip Sunil Prabhu has demanded a stay on the floor test. It has been said that the disqualification proceedings against 16 MLAs (rebels) have not been completed yet. The Supreme Court itself has stayed this. Shiv Sena said that the floor test cannot be held before the completion of this action. Earlier, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut called the demand for floor test illegal. He said that the matter of disqualification of the MLAs is still pending.
On the other hand, while convening a special session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today, the Governor has mentioned many important things. It has been clearly written that the only agenda of this session will be the floor test of the government and it cannot be postponed in any way.
What is a floor test?
A floor test is primarily taken to know whether the government still enjoys the confidence of the legislature. It is a constitutional mechanism under which a Chief Minister can be asked to prove a majority on the floor of the Legislative Assembly of the state by the Governor. This happens both in the parliament and the state legislative assemblies.
When a single party secures the majority of the seats in the house, the Governor appoints the leader of the party as the Chief Minister. In case the majority is questioned, the leader of the party which claims the majority has to move a vote of confidence and prove a majority among those present and voting. The Chief Minister has to resign if they fail to prove their majority in the house.
The Governor ordered the test of strength a day after BJP leaders met him and told him the Uddhav Thackeray-led coalition has lost its majority. A vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala took note of submissions of senior advocate A M Singhvi that an urgent hearing was needed in view of the decision taken by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asking the MVA government to prove majority.” We will keep at 5 pm. Please make sure that paper books are supplied by 3 pm to parties concerned,” the bench said.
Earlier this morning Eknath Shinde, visited the famed Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, where he is camping in a hotel along with other rebel Shiv Sena MLAs. Shinde said that he is ready for the floor test and will return to Mumbai tomorrow.