The Maharashtra government crisis began in June 2022.The Shiv Sena challenged the Governor’s decision in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court upheld the Governor’s decision on May 11, 2023.
The Maharashtra government crisis began in June 2022, when a group of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde withdrew their support from the government. The government was led by a coalition of three parties: the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and the Indian National Congress (INC). The rebel Shiv Sena MLAs joined forces with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a new government.
The Maharashtra Governor, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, invited Eknath Shinde to form a new government on June 30, 2022. Shinde became a cheif minister of maharashtra on july 1, 2022.
The Shiv Sena challenged the Governor’s decision in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court upheld the Governor’s decision on May 11, 2023.
The Maharashtra government crisis has been a major political development in India. It has raised questions about the role of Governors in Indian politics and the stability of coalition governments.
Recent updates on the Maharashtra government crisis:
- On September 16, 2023, the Supreme Court disqualified 16 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. The MLAs were disqualified for violating the anti-defection law.
- The disqualification of the 16 MLAs has weakened the Eknath Shinde-led government. The government is now in a minority in the Assembly.
- It is unclear how long the Eknath Shinde-led government will be able to survive. The opposition parties are demanding a floor test to prove the majority of the government.
- The Maharashtra government crisis is likely to have a significant impact on the upcoming state elections in Maharashtra. The elections are scheduled to be held in late 2023 or early 2024.
The Maharashtra government crisis is a complex and evolving situation. It will be interesting to see how the crisis unfolds in the coming days and weeks.