Maharashtra Political Crisis: SC To Hear Batch Of Pleas By Rival Sena Factions On 14 Feb
The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for 14 February the hearing of a batch of petitions filed by rival factions Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. Read on for details:
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for 14 February the hearing of a batch of petitions filed by rival factions Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in relation to the Maharashtra political crisis.
Supreme Court posts for February 14 the hearing of a batch of petitions filed by rival faction between Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde of Shiv Sena group in relation to the Maharashtra political crisis.#SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/uYbdaYYLRH— Dynamite News (@DynamiteNews_) January 10, 2023
A five-judge Constitution bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justices MR Shah, Krishna Murari, Hima Kohli and PS Narasimha said, "We will hear it on February 14."
At the outset, senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for the Thackeray faction told the bench that in the last hearing he had indicated that he wants to argue on the need for a seven-judge bench to hear the case.
The top court will first hear arguments on whether the matter is heard by a seven-judge bench or by a five-judge bench.
Earlier, Uddhav Thackeray-led group told the apex court that there is an unconstitutional government running in Maharashtra.
In August, the top court's three-judge bench had referred to a five-judge Constitution bench the issues involved in the petition filed by rival groups of Shiv Sena in relation to the Maharashtra political crisis.
It had said that some of the issues involved in the Maharashtra political crisis may require a larger Constitutional bench for consideration.
There are various petitions pending before the apex court filed by both factions of Shiv Sena. (with ANI inputs)