Uddhav Thackeray vs Eknath Shinde: Apex Court to listen to case on Wednesday

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Both sides seek disqualification of 'rival' MLAs

A bench headed by justice Of India NV Ramana will hear petitions on the tussle between Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday, reports ndtv.com. The plea from Uddhav's side seeks disqualification of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.

According to Uddhav camp, Shinde-led government is illegitimate "until the highest court decides on disqualifications, and therefore the rebels claim they're the 000 Sena with an awesome majority of party MLAs.Sena MP Sanjay Raut has demanded the imposition of President's rule out Maharashtra till the constitution bench of the Supreme Court gives its verdict."

The Supreme Court had asked the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker to refrain from taking any decision on disqualifying Shiv Sena MLAs.

Maharashtra Legislature Secretary Rajendra Bhagwat had issued show caused 53 Shiv Sena MLAs. Out of them, forty are sent to the Shinde faction. 

Both the groups are seeking disqualification of legislators from the rival faction.

On June 27, the Supreme Court had issued notice to the Deputy Speaker seeking his reply on the plea filed by the Eknath Shinde camp against his disqualification notices.