Shiv Sena moves to Supreme Court against Maharashtra Governor
Mumbai : Shiv Sena has moved to Supreme Court against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for not granting an extension to stake claim to form the government.
On Monday evening, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray had rushed to the Governor's house seeking 3 days time to stake claim to form the government in the state. But, the Governor had rejected their plea seeking more time to get support from NCP and Congress.
In a writ petition to Supreme Court, Shiv Sena has alleged that Mr. Koshyari had given 48 hours to the Bharatiya Janata Party and just 24 hours to them to get the support letters. Shiv Sena has also alleged that governor has acted in haste at the behest of BJP.
"The Sena has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Maharashtra governor's refusal to extend time. We had asked the governor to give us three days to submit the requisite letters of support. We could have proved our numbers in a floor test later," Sena leader Anil Parab told a news channel.
Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal will be representing the case in the Supreme Court.
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had earlier in the day consulted senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal for legal recourse as to why they were not given three-day time to form the government in Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, the President's rule has been imposed in Maharashtra.