The Supreme Court on Sunday directed the Union government to furnish the letters exchanged between Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari and Devendra Fadnavis, which led to the BJP leader being sworn in as the chief minister for a second time on a dramatic Saturday.
During the special hearing held on a holiday, the apex court also issued notices to the Centre and the Maharashtra government on the petition filed by Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine against the Governor’s decision to swear in Fadnavis as chief minister.
The court also issued notice to Chief Minister Fadnavis, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar.
A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce the two letters at 10.30 am on Monday, denying his request seeking two days’ time to produce the communication.
But the top court declined to consider the alliance plea for issuing a direction to the Governor to invite Maha Vikas Aghadi — comprising the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress — to form the government.