A three-judge bench headed by Justice NV Ramana and comprising of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Ashok Bhushan ordered that the entire process should be concluded by 5 pm. Besides, it also said that the floor test, which will be conducted by a pro-tem speaker, will be telecast live.
After a three-bench judge of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice NV Ramana and comprising Sanjiv Khanna and Ashok Bhushan ruled that the floor test be conducted within 24 hours. The bench also directed that the floor test will be conducted by a pro-tem speaker to be appointed by the Governor, will be telecast live.
The Congress hailed the Supreme Court’s order as a ‘victory for democracy’ and called it a ‘slap’ on the ‘illegitimate’ BJP-Ajit Pawar government.
‘The Supreme Court’s decision is a slap on an illegitimate BJP-Ajit Pawar Government, who had hijacked the ‘mandate’. A government founded on fraud has been defeated on Constitution Day,’ Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet.
Supreme Court’s decision is a slap on an illegitimate BJP-Ajit Pawar Govt, who had hijacked the ‘mandate’.
Those who sought to avoid the ‘floor test’ to rule by stealth & deception stand exposed.
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 26, 2019
Congress leader KC Venugopal tweeted, “SC judgment is a tight slap on the face of BJP who tried to murder democracy under cover of darkness. Huge victory of constitutional values and democracy, that too on Constitution Day.”
While Congress Spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill in his tweet asked for Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar’s resignation.
‘Satyamev Jayate’, tweeted Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, minutes after the Supreme Court today gave direction to conduct an open ballot floor test in Maharashtra on November 27, Wednesday.
Sharad Pawar in a tweet said that the Maharashtra verdict is a tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on the Constitution Day.
I am grateful to Hon’ble SC for upholding democratic values and constitutional principles. It’s heartening that the Maharashtra Verdict came on the #ConstitutionDay, a Tribute to Bharatratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar!
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) November 26, 2019