Maharashtra Governor orders CM Thackeray to prove majority on June 30
Mumbai, June 29, 2022
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government of the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress alliance to take a floor test and prove its majority on Thursday, June 30.
A letter to the effect was issued to the Maharashtra Legislature Secretary by the Raj Bhavan late Tuesday -- soon after a delegation of the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met the Governor and urged him for immediate directions to the MVA to prove its majority.
The Governor has convened a Special Session of the Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday with a single-point agenda of a trust vote for Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's government.
"Thus I have issued a communication to the CM calling upon him to prove his majority on the floor of the House on 30.06.2022," said the Governor.
The proceedings shall begin at 11 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Thursday, the proceedings shall be video-graphed and telecast live and adequate security shall be provided inside and outside the legislature.
Meanwhile, there are indications that the Shiv Sena is likely to move the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing in the matter amid speculation that Thackeray may take certain drastic measures at the Cabinet meeting scheduled later in the day