The apex court in March this year reserved its verdict on a batch of cross-petitions of Uddhav Thackeray and CM Eknath Shinde factions pertaining to last year’s political crisis in the state, including one seeking disqualification of 16 Shiv Sena MLAs (of Shinde’s party) who revolted against Thackeray’s leadership.
The speaker, who is a lawyer by training, had also said the judiciary was well aware of its responsibilities and duties.
Narwekar was elected as an MLA on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ticket from Mumbai. He took oath as the speaker for the first time in July 2022.
Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar on Wednesday said the current state government has the majority no matter what decision comes out, in comments coming ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict expected soon on a plea seeking the disqualification of 16 MLAs of the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena.