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Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs assembled at Hotel Grand Hyatt take a pledge (Image tweeted by ANI)
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SC to decide on floor test today after Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress put up a show of strength
The Supreme Court will give its order on Maharashtra government formation today, it said on Monday while hearing the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine's plea against the governor's decision to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister.
In the wake of this, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress held a show of strength at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Mumbai, wherein 162 MLAs of the combine came together and pledged to not be lured by anything and do nothing to benefit the BJP.
Pledging support: At the hotel, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said “There will not be any problem in proving our majority. The one who is suspended from the party cannot give any orders. On the day of the floor test, I will bring more than 162 MLAs. This is not Goa, this is Maharashtra."
Meanwhile, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said, "The strength of our alliance cannot be captured in any camera lens. We have arrived, clear our way."
A curious case: NCP's Ajit Pawar, in a letter dated November 25, was given a clean chit by the state Anti Corruption Bureau in as many as nine irrigation scam cases, misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs 70,000 crore. ACB’s Director General Paramvir Singh, however, claimed that the closure of the cases had nothing to do with the political developments in the state and was recommended by his department three months ago.
What next: The Congress, Left parties, NCP, TMC, RJD, TDP and DMK have planned a joint protest on Constitution Day today against the political developments in Maharashtra and installing of a Devendra Fadnavis government with Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister. On Monday, both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned after Congress MPs protested in the Well of the House.
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