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It’s incumbent upon court to step in: SC

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said its steps directing Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to take an “immediate floor test” was to prevent “ horsetrading”.

Hours after the court had asked for the floor test, Fadvanis and Ajit Pawar both resigned.

According to the court it was incumbent upon courts to step in when the situation arises.

The bench gave the directive based on several past judgments, including the historic 1994 S.R. Bommai case, in which the court made an ‘immediate floor test” mandatory as the Assembly represented the will of the people, not the governor.

 

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