Maharashtra Case Hearing Live: Shinde faction will respond to Uddhav faction’s petition today, hearing is in Supreme Court

Mumbai: The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Shinde faction on a petition filed by Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction. Now the bench of the Supreme Court will hear this matter first on Thursday. This petition has been filed by the Uddhav Thackeray faction regarding the current political crisis in Maharashtra. The rival faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has been asked to file a fresh reply on Wednesday on certain constitutional questions raised in these petitions.

On Wednesday, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Uddhav Thackeray faction, said in the court that MLAs joining the Shinde faction can escape disqualification under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution only if they merge the splinter faction with another party. . He told the bench that there was no other way to defend him.

Shinde faction gave this argument
On this, senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the Shinde faction, said that the anti-defection law is not a weapon for those leaders who have not been successful in keeping the party members united. He argued that this was not a case of the MLAs giving up their party membership voluntarily.

‘Defection not rebellion’
Salve further said that it was not a defection but a matter of internal rebellion of the party and no one has voluntarily given up the membership of the party. After hearing both the sides, the bench said that it will hear the matter on Thursday and decide the issue of awarding the verdict. The court asked Salve to prepare an answer to the legal questions again. The bench will first hear the matter on Thursday.

Hearing on party split, merger, rebellion and disqualification
A bench of Chief Justice (CJI) NV Ramana, Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Hima Kohli was hearing the constitutional questions raised in the petitions filed by Shiv Sena and rebel MLAs regarding split, merger, rebellion and disqualification of the party.

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