Thackeray, considered a soft-spoken man vis-a-vis his aggressive father, took oath as the 18th chief minister under the tri-partite alliance in November 2019, the first in his family to hold a public office.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice M S Karnik also dismissed another public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social worker Hemant Patil seeking registration of an FIR against Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, his son Aaditya Thackeray and party leader Sanjay Raut for "sedition and breach of public peace".
The NSA made the remarks after inaugurating the first meeting of the Multi Agency Maritime Security Group (MAMSG)
Dujarric said this in response to a question on whether the UN chief has a comment on the resurgence of religious tensions in India following the killing of Kanhaiya Lal
A chartered flight carrying the breakaway MLAs landed at the Dabolim airport in Goa on June 29 at night from Guwahati
Ravi, who has arrived in Mumbai on Thursday morning, will attend a meeting at 'Sagar' bungalow, the official residence of Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis with senior party leaders, including its state chief Chandrakant Patil. The BJP has also asked all of its MLAs to remain in Mumbai city till the next steps are taken, they said.
The process for the change of regime in the state, which began with the rebellion of around 40 of 55 Shiv Sena MLAs under Eknath Shinde's leadership, got a boost after BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Koshyari on Tuesday night and asked him to order a floor test of the Thackeray government, claiming it had lost majority.
Following Uddhav’s resignation, celebrations erupted in the BJP camp with party leaders distributing sweets and raising slogans at the legislative meeting in Taj Hotel, hailing Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis, who was also Uddhav’s predecessor.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned earlier in the evening, a day before a scheduled floor test in the state Assembly.
The Governor accepted the resignation and asked him to officiate as Chief Minister until alternate arrangement is made, Raj Bhavan sources said.
With Thackeray stepping down, speculations are rife that Fadnavis would be called to form the next government, as the rebel camp of Sena has also expressed its intent to ally with the BJP.
Her comments come in the backdrop of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resigning from his post late June 29.
Governor Bhagat SIngh Koshyari had asked Uddhav Thackeray to prove his majority in the assembly on June 30.
The result of the floor test, however, will be subject to the outcome of the apex court's decision in the case involving the disqualification notice issued to 16 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, the bench said.
The state cabinet has also given its nod to name the upcoming international airport in Navi Mumbai after D B Patil, the late political activist revered by the project-affected community.
Thackeray has been asked by the governor to prove his majority in the state assembly by June 30. The Maha Vikas Aghadi government has moved the Supreme Court to seek a stay, citing the disqualification petitions pending against the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.
Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India , SFI, All India Youth Federation (AIYF), All India Students’ Federation (AISF), Revolutionary Youth Front (RYF), All India Youth League (AIYL) among others participated in the protest.
BJP spokesperson Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore slammed Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for terming the incident as a murder, and said Lal’s killing was not an isolated incident but marked continuation of a series of crimes linked to religious bigotry.
Visiting the Kamakhya temple here for the second time in the day, Shinde asserted: "We have 50 MLAs with us, more than two-third of the legislators. We are not worried about the floor test and we will pass the test.
Gulabrao Patil is part of the rebellion launched by senior leader Eknath Shinde last week against the Sena. These legislators have been urging the Sena leadership to snap ties with the NCP and Congress that share power with their party in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.
Kanhaiya Lal, the tailor, was on Tuesday murdered by two men who had posted videos online that said they were avenging an insult to Islam. The incident triggered stray cases of violence in Udaipur and curfew was clamped in seven police station areas of the city.
A vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala took note of submissions of senior advocate A M Singhvi that an urgent hearing was needed in view of the decision taken by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asking the MVA government to prove majority at 11 am on Thursday.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has issued a letter to the Maharashtra Legislature Secretary late on Tuesday night, directing him to hold a floor test of the Shiv Sena-led government at 11 am on June 30.
A chartered flight will depart from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati in the afternoon with the MLAs, they said.