Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, came to Delhi to discuss Other Backward Class (OBC) reservations and said that the state is dedicated to doing justice for them.
On Monday evening, the Chief Minister arrived at Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi.
Mr Shinde stated to the media: “As the Maharashtra administration is dedicated to ensuring OBCs get justice, I have traveled to Delhi to conduct a conversation about OBC reservations. From the standpoint of the state, it is significant. We talked with attorneys about how we were getting ready for the OBC reservation issue (in SC).”
In response to the Uddhav Thackeray camp’s Supreme Court petition seeking disqualification, scheduled to be heard on July 20, the Chief Minister said he had confidence in the judicial system.
“We have complete faith and confidence in our judicial system. The majority (in the Assembly) is significant in democracies. We have adhered to all guidelines, “explained Mr Shinde.
On July 20, the Supreme Court will hear arguments from both Shiv Sena groups about the political turmoil in Maharashtra.
On Wednesday, appeals from the Uddhav Thackeray-led camp and the Eknath Shinde camp will be heard by a bench consisting of the Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana, and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli.
A group headed by Uddhav Thackeray has appealed to the supreme court, questioning the actions of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari in electing Eknath Shinde as a speaker and in inviting him to form the cabinet.
Additionally, they have contested the decision of the newly elected Maharashtra Assembly Speaker to recognize the Shiv Sena whip as the group of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. The argument made in the petition was that since Uddhav Thackeray is still the leader of the Shiv Sena official party, the newly appointed Speaker has the authority to recognize the whips Shinde has chosen.
Sunil Prabhu, a member of the Thackeray camp, filed a lawsuit to have the new chief minister, Eknath Shinde, and 15 dissident MLAs, who are the targets of ongoing disqualification lawsuits, removed from the Maharashtra Assembly.
The Supreme Court is now hearing arguments from the Shinde group about 16 rebel MLAs who received disqualification letters from the Deputy Speaker, as well as the choice of Ajay Choudhary to head the Shiv Sena Legislative Party.
The floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly scheduled on June 30 received approval from the highest court on June 29. The bench had given notice to Prabhu’s objection to the floor test after declining to block the Maharashtra Governor’s order for the then-Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to demonstrate his majority support on the House floor on June 30.
Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation in response to the supreme court’s ruling, and Eknath Shinde was afterwards sworn in.