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The countdown for the Uddhav Thackeray government, which was reduced to a minority due to the revolt of Shiv Sena MLAs in Maharashtra, has begun. Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis handed over a letter to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday night asking for the government to be reduced to a minority. Sources reveal that the Raj Bhavan can direct a special session of the Assembly on June 30 to prove its majority. The BJP government is likely to be formed this week under the leadership of Fadnavis.
After meeting the governor, Fadnavis said, “The Mahavikas Aghadi government is in a minority after the revolt of 39 Shiv Sena MLAs. We have demanded the governor to direct the government to prove its majority. Eight independent MLAs present in the Shinde camp in Guwahati also sent emails to the governor demanding a floor test in the assembly.
Earlier, Fadnavis met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda in Delhi on Tuesday. The BJP’s first strategy was to conduct the election of the Speaker of the Assembly before the floor test. But, after the meeting, it was decided that the BJP should hand over the letter to Koshyari on Tuesday itself.
It is being told that the formula for government formation has been decided between BJP and Shinde faction. Looking at the numbers, it is believed that CM Thackeray will not be able to prove his majority. The BJP has asked all the MLAs to reach Mumbai by June 29. The MLAs of the rebel faction can also return to Mumbai by Thursday.
Jethmalani is giving legal advice
Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani was also present during Devendra Fadnavis’ meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda in Delhi on Tuesday. BJP is taking opinion from Jethmalani on all legal aspects related to government formation with the support of Shinde faction.
Petition against Uddhav, Aditya and Raut
Pune-based social activist Hemant Patil has filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court seeking registration of an FIR against Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Thackeray and Sanjay Raut for breach of public peace and sedition.