Supreme Court issues notice to Maharashtra CM over plea seeking his disqualification

Advocate Satish Ukey approached Supreme Court challenging Bombay HC order to dismiss the petition seeking disqualification of CM Fadnavis as a legislator


While hearing a petition on Thursday, the Supreme Court issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The petition seeks to void Fadnavis’ status as an MLA from Nagpur South West.  

The petition was filed by Advocate Satish Ukey which stated that CM Fadnavis had cases of cheating and defamation filed against him and he had not mentioned the same earlier in the 2014 election affidavit. 

The petition was heard by a bench consisting of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph. 

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Advocate Ukey approached the apex court challenging Bombay High Court’s verdict to dismiss the case. Earlier, Ukey filed the petition in Magistrate court in Nagpur. However, the Magistrate court dismissed the case. 

After this, Ukey approached the Sessions court which directed the Magistrate court to reconsider its stand on the matter. Later, CM Fadnavis challenged the Sessions court’s decision in Nagpur bench of Bombay HC which vindicated the stand of Magistrate court on the matter.  

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