Maharashtra Governor’s decision to call for floor test not in accordance with law: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) held the decision of Maharashtra Governor, to call the then united Shiv Sena for proving majority by floor test, unjustified on the premise that the Governor did not have reasons, based on objective material, to reach to the conclusion that Shiv Sena has lost confidence of the House. The Governor had relied on a resolution passed by thirty-four Members of Legislative Assembly, of the Shiv Sena Party, stating their dissatisfaction with the functioning of the Government. However, the resolution was silent on their intention to withdraw their support or decision to exit from the Government and thus, insufficient for the Governor to call for floor test.