Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde, who turned against the ruling MVA government in the state, moved the Supreme Court against the disqualification notice issued by the deputy speaker against 16 rebel leaders that are camping along with him in Guwahati. A vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala is likely to hear Shinde’s plea on Monday.
The rebel MLAs have raised a banner of revolt against the MVA government in the state, threatening to bring it down. In another petition filed before the Supreme Court, the rebel leaders said that the principles of Shivsena are being compromised due to an unruly coalition of MVA. Both petitions will be heard by the SC bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala on Monday. The rebel group led by Shinde is demanding that Shiv Sena should withdraw from the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance, which also comprises the Congress and NCP, but Sena supremo and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray have refused to give in and the party has now asked the dissidents to quit and contest polls again.