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BJP activist files plea in SC aganist Sena, NCP and Congress, says mandate insulted

Surendra Bahadur Singh in his plea contended that voters of Maharashtra had given a clear mandate to the BJP-Sena alliance

New Delhi: On Friday a BJP activist from Maharashtra has filed a plea in the Supreme Court against the post-poll alliance of the NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress in the state. He called it an “unholy” one, even if the three parties were in a final huddle with the appropriate numbers to form the government.

Surendra Bahadur Singh in his plea contended that voters of Maharashtra had given a clear mandate to the BJP-Sena alliance. “The present petition seeks to stop the unholy alliance between three political parties which have all fought against each other but is trying to form a government by joining hands thereby defeating the electoral mandate,” said the plea

The petitioner seeks the top court to give orders to restrain Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari from inviting representatives of the NCP, Shiv Sena, and Congress to form a government against the popular mandate.

If a government is formed against the mandate of the people, it can be declared as unconstitutional, void ab initio and therefore, liable to be dismissed.

Singh contended the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party contested the polls against the National Congress Party (NCP) and Congress which were rivals before elections.

“If a coalition of ShivSena with the political parties against which it contested the election is allowed to form a government, the same will result in dilution of the mandate of the public and is against constitutional ethos,” said the plea.

Singh said that there is a larger question before the Top court: “Whether the expression includes a group of parties that contested against each other and fought election expressly against each other in terms of ideology, policies, propaganda, and manifesto?”.

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