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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 10.13 AM IST

Does the Constitution state when a floor test should be conducted? asks  SC; hearing on plea filed by Shiv Sena continues

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has asked a set of questions to the Shiv Sena on a petition filed challenging the governor's action to conduct a floor test. The court asked Shiv Sena Chief Whip Sunil Prabhu that if a government has lost the majority in the house, and the Speaker of the Assembly is asked to disqualify those who have withdrawn support, should the Governor wait for a floor test?

The apex court asked whether the governor can exercise his discretion and whether there was a specific time limit in the constitution for conducting the floor test. The court asked this while hearing a petition against a no-confidence vote in Maharashtra.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who represented the government, had said that the Governor decided to conduct a floor test in a hurry and that the Governor was bound to act on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers.

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