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Maha political crisis: SC refers petitions filed by Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde to constitution bench

Maharashtra political crisis: A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana ordered the listing of petitions before the constitution bench on Thursday.

PTI Reported By: PTI New Delhi Updated on: August 23, 2022 14:04 IST
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Highlights

  • SC transferred petitions filed by Eknath Shinde and Shiav Sena, to a constitutional bench.
  • A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana ordered the listing of petitions.
  • The bench directed the Election Commission not to pass any orders on Shinde faction's plea.

Maharashtra political crisis: The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a five-judge bench the petitions filed by the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde raising several constitutional questions related to defection, merger, and disqualification.

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana ordered the listing of petitions before the constitution bench on Thursday and directed the Election Commission not to pass any orders on the Shinde faction's plea that it be considered the real Shiv Sena and granted the party's poll symbol.

"List the matter before the constitution bench the day after tomorrow and the bench will decide about the symbol related to the Election Commission proceeding at the beginning," the bench also comprising Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli said.

The bench was hearing pending cases related to the recent political crisis in Maharashtra that led to the fall of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state. 

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