"No Better Way To Reward Defection": Shiv Sena Chief Whip To Top Court

"Disqualification Notice Justified": Maharashtra Deputy Speaker To Court

There is “no better way to reward defection than offering its leader the post of Chief Minister,” Shiv Sena Chief Whip Sunil Prabhu, part of the Uddhav Thackeray faction,  has told the Supreme Court ahead of a s big hearing over the political crisis in the state. According to Mr Prabhu, the rebel MLAs must be removed until all disqualification proceedings have been completed.

On June 27, Eknath Shindu camp had filed a plea to the Supreme Court against his disqualification notifications.

Sunil Prabhu, Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal and other members of Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena faction have filed their replies.

In response to Eknath Shield’s appeal, Mr Prabhu today wrote that the MLAs had engaged in antiparty activities. He should be removed as members of Maharashtra Assembly.  

They have committed the “constitutional crime of defection”. Eknath Shinde, who is currently the Chief Minister, was “hand in-glove” with the BJP throughout,” Mr Prabhu replied to the court.