New Delhi: The Supreme Court on November 25, reserved its verdict in a petition related to the present political crisis in the state of Maharashtra.

The top court will announce its decision at 10.30 AM on Tuesday, it said.

The petition was headed by Bench Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna.

Tri-parties Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Indian National Congress moved the court, to quash the order of Maharashtra Governor inviting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to form the government. The petition cited that the move was void ab initio, illegal, and arbitrary.
The parties have also sought a direction from the top court to the Governor, to invite the alliance, which has the support of more than 144 elected MLAs, to form the government in Maharashtra.

“The Governor of Maharashtra has acted in a ‘partisan manner’ and ‘made a mockery of the high office’, alleged the petitioners. They further stated that the action of the Governor indicated that he has acted at the behest of a political party, in this case, the BJP.

On Monday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta , appearing for the Secretary of the Governor clarified that “No party has till date gone to the Governor saying it can form the government. The letter by Ajit Pawar to the Governor dated November 22 contains signatures of 54 MLAs,” he said.

Following the arguments, the Supreme Court has announced to reserved its decision till 10. 30 AM Tuesday.

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