11.51 am, 25 November - Supreme Court reserves its order on Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress plea for tomorrow 10.30 am.
11.50 am, 25 November - BJP's counsel Mukul Rohatgi refers to constitutional provisions and says, procedures of assembly like pro-tem speaker cannot be interfered with.
11.49 am, 25 November - "The three parties can't even agree to field a common counsel," SG Tushar Mehta takes a dig at many counsels representing the NCP-Congress-Sena joint plea by advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
11.44 am, 25 November - “If BJP has majority, why is it worried? I am happy to lose on floor of Maharashtra assembly,” senior advocate Singhvi says.
11.42 am, 25 November - Singhvi, on behalf of NCP-Congress, clarifies in the Court that he was referring to affidavits of 154 Maharashtra MLAs to shock court's conscience that majority was with the Sena-NCP-Congress Alliance.
11.41 am, 25 November - “Whatever you file in court, you need to give to other side,” SC tells Singhvi as he withdraws the plea.
11.39 am, 25 November - SC asks Singhvi to withdraw fresh plea with affidavits of 154 Maharashtra MLAs supporting combine as it has not been supplied to BJP.
11.37 am, 25 November - Both sides agree that floor test is ultimate, BJP does not want it quickly, Singhvi says in SC.
11.36 am, 25 November - Singhvi says, What BJP alliance has shown to Court are signatures of 54 NCP MLAs electing Ajit Pawar as legislative party leader. They weren't signed support for joining BJP alliance to form government. NCP support to Ajit Pawar was w/o any covering letter. How can Governor turn a blind eye to this.
11.35 am, 25 November - Singhvi also claims that the coalition has the support of seven independent MLAs.
11.34 am, 25 November - Abhishek M Singhvi, appearing for NCP and Congress, tells SC, “Thackeray has support of 48 NCP MLAs, 56 Sena MLAs, 44 Congress MLAs, and their support is stated in sworn affidavits.”
11.31 am, 25 November - Advocate Maninder Singh appears for Ajit Pawar, says he represents NCP and Maha governor rightly invited Fadnavis to form govt.
11.29 am, 25 November - Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, for Maharashtra Governor, says - Grant us 2-3 days' time and let us file a reply. The Governor has in absolute discretion invited the largest party on 23 November.
11.25 am, 25 November - Sibal, on behalf of Sena, claims before the SC that Uddhav Thackeray has affidavits of 154 MLAs belonging to Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress declaring their support to him as leader of Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi.
11.24 am, 25 November - Sibal says, revoking President’s rule at 5.17 am means everything happened before this time in the night.
11.23 am, 25 November - “What was the national emergency that President's rule was revoked at 5.17am and swearing-in was held at 8am?” Kapil Sibal, appearing for Shiv Sena tells SC.
11.19 am, 25 November - Mukul Rohatgi says, 5-judge bench supposed to examine the power of Speaker in such matters, and asks SC not to judicially review actions of Maharashtra governor.
11.17 am, 25 November - “Governor's action, calling a party to form govt, is immune from judicial review. The matter is fraught with serious consequences, the governor's discretionary power cannot be judicially reviewed,” Says Maharashtra BJP’s counsel in SC.
11.11 am, 25 November - Justice Sanjiv Khanna says, while citing the past judgement of the court in similar cases, floor test was done in 24 hours in most of the cases, in some - 48 hours.
11.08 am, 25 November - I met Ajit Pawar, he had the support of 54 NCP MLAs so governor asked him to form govt: Advocate Rohatgi to SC
11.06 am, 25 November - Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Maharashtra BJP, says in Supreme Court - I will file affidavit on the plea. There is no need for interim order in the case.
11.02 am, 25 November - It is a governor's discretion to give time to a CM to prove majority and the SC has no jurisdiction to enter that arena, says Mukul Rohatgi.
11.00 am, 25 November - Supreme Court says, “The crux of the issue is whether CM Devendra Fadnavis enjoys majority support in the House and this can only be decided through a floor test.”
10.58 am, 25 November - Question is can a party come, seek court's intervention to hold floor test within 24 hours: Centre to SC
10.57 am, 25 November - “Maharashtra governor is not supposed to conduct roving, fishing inquiry to ascertain which party has numbers to form govt,” SG Mehta tells the Court.
10. 53 am, 25 November - SC is perusing letters of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, deputy CM Ajit Pawar with regard to staking claim for forming govt, and Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's letter inviting Fadnavis to form government.
10.50 am, 25 November - Governor had the subjective satisfaction of BJP-NCP coalition enjoying majority in the House with support of 160 MLAs and hence, invited Fadnavis to take oath, says SG Tushar Mehta.
10.47 am, 25 November - Solicitor General Mehta shows to court a 23 November letter from Ajit Pawar, pledging support of all 54 NCP MLAs to Fadnavis and the requests BJP-NCP coalition to be invited to form government.
10.40 am, 25 November - Solicitor General Tushar Mehta tells the Court that he has the original documents with him. He hands over original letter of governor inviting Fadnavis to form government to an SC bench of Justices NV Ramana, Ashok Bhushan, and Sanjiv Khanna.
10.34 am, 25 November - Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for Maharashtra Raj Bhavan and Mukul Rohatgi appearing for some Maharashtra BJP begin their arguments in the courtroom.
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