Smarting from a mutiny that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s staff lawyered as much as clarify why the insurgent camp’s numbers – now believed to be over 40 MLAs (out of 55) – will not imply a lot.with the addition of its ninth minister,
“There’s a narrative within the media that simply because they (rebels) have a 2/third majority, they won’t face disqualification. You may ask any constitutional lawyer, that is completely fallacious. The idea of two/third applies solely when there’s a merger with one other half,” senior advocate Devadatt Kamat mentioned at a briefing in Mumbai with Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant.
“(Disqualification) proceedings have been initiated by the Shiv Sena towards 16 MLAs. There are a number of judgments… the Supreme Courtroom has mentioned a legislator’s motion outdoors the Home, if he commits anti-party actions, he’s liable to be disqualified,” he mentioned.
Mr Kamat additionally gave the instance of how former Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav was disqualified as a result of he attended a rally by get together boss Nitish Kumar’s foe-turned-friend-turned-foe Lalu Prasad Yadav.
“The motion of going to a overseas state, a BJP-ruled state, assembly with BJP leaders, attempting to topple the federal government, writing letters towards the federal government, quantities to a transparent violation… That is our plea to the Speaker,” he mentioned.
“They’re additionally saying the Deputy Speaker has no jurisdiction. That is additionally completely fallacious. Within the absence of a Speaker, the Deputy Speaker has all of the powers. We’re going to urge all these 16 MLAs might be disqualified and face the voters,” the lawyer mentioned.
Now in its sixth day,scaled up on Sunday with Sena leaders, led by prime spokesperson Sanjay Raut, launching acerbic assaults on the dissidents whereas Nationalist Congress Celebration chief Sharad Pawar, chief strategist of the ruling coalition, held closed-door conferences with alliance companions.
Sources in Mr Thackeray’s nook of the ring instructed IHNS that at the least 20 MLAs tenting with Mr Shinde are in contact with the Maharashtra Chief Minister whilst minister Uday Samant flew to BJP-ruled Assam the place the insurgent MLAs are holed up at a five-star in Guwahati.