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Nawab Malik, Anil Deshmukh can vote in Maharashtra floor test, says SC

Jun 29, 2022 09:33 PM IST

Maharashtra news: Both Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik are behind bars after being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with money laundering cases.

Jailed Maharashtra MLAs Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh - of the Nationalist Congress Party - can vote in tomorrow's floor test, the Supreme Court said late night Wednesday night. The court ruled after a marathon hearing in which chief minister Uddhav Thackeray challenged - and lost - governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to force the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government, of which the NCP is a part - to prove its majority.

Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh was arrested in November last year. (HT photo)(HT_PRINT)
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh was arrested in November last year. (HT photo)(HT_PRINT)

Malik and Deshmukh - both arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in separate money laundering cases - were given the all-clear after the agency and the centre conceded.

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The floor test will be held 11 am Thursday as the governor has ordered.

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