The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP, for alleged non-disclosure of pending criminal cases against him in his nomination papers.
The SC directions came following a plea seeking annulment of his election to the state assembly. A bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph sought response from the chief minister on an appeal filed against a Bombay High Court order.
Supreme Court today issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, after hearing a petition filed by Satish Ukey, claiming that the CM had allegedly concealed the pendency of two criminal cases against him in his 2014 election affidavit.— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2018
Today the apex court has directed against the high court order, instruction the Maharashtra chief minister to file his detailed response.
Devendra Fadnavis is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and 18th incumbent Chief Minister of Maharashtra holding the office from 31st October 2014. He is also the member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and at the age of 44, he became the second youngest Chief Minister of Maharashtra after Sharad Pawar.
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