Mumbai: The ongoing impasse over formation of Maharashtra government may reach the Bombay High Court.
The Shiv Sena, which failed to meet the 24-hour deadline set by Governor Bhagatsingh Kosh-yari, may move court and make out a case that it can cobble together a viable coalition. Only it needs more time.
Aditya Thackeray had informed the Governor that the Congress and the NCP are supporting them "in principle" but his party required at least two days to complete the procedure of obtaining "support letters." The request was, however, rejected.
The Sena may make out a case that the Governor had taken at least 15 days to initiate the process of government formation. Also, its friend-turned-foe, BJP, was given three full days to make its claim.
And this, despite it being the largest single party and coming to the Governor after a delay of over 10 days.
Since the court is shut on Tuesday, the Sena can cite "extreme urgency" and petition Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and seek an urgent hearing at his residence.
If not CJ Nandrajog, the saffron party has the option of moving Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari, the second senior-most judge of the High Court.