Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi hours after the Bombay Supreme Court ruled that Maharashtra’s governor had a duty to decide on the member within “reasonable time”. of the Legislative Council or MLC nominations.
However, the Raj Bhavan called the meeting that took place Friday night a “courtesy talk”.
Mr Koshyari’s delay in making a decision on the Maharashtra cabinet’s proposal to nominate 12 people as members of the Legislative Council (MLCs) of his quota has become a major point of contention between him and the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government of Shiv Sena-NCP Congress in the state.
The Bombay Supreme Court heard a petition filed by a Nashik resident to request a direction from the Governor to rule on the appointments, saying on Friday that the Governor has a “constitutional obligation” to act “within a reasonable time” the state cabinet’s proposal to nominate 12 individuals as MLCs.
Eight months had passed since the state cabinet sent the list of individuals for nomination to the Senate to Governor Koshyari and this was “a reasonable time,” a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Judge GS Kulkarni had said.
The cabinet led by Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray had recommended 12 names to be nominated to the council from the governor’s quota in November 2020. The legislators’ term of its quota ended in June last year.
The government had argued that the governor should have accepted her proposal on nominations and cannot delay his decision.
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