As the dramatic political crisis in Maharashtra continues to unfold, the Supreme Court will hear at 5 pm on Wednesday, 29 June, the Shiv Sena’s plea against the floor test ordered by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

The governor has ordered to hold a floor test for the Uddhav Thackeray-led government at 11 am on Thursday.

Speaking to the media, rebel MLA Eknath Shinde said that his group has majority and that the MLAs will return to Mumbai ahead of the floor test tomorrow.

Meanwhile, jailed Maharashtra ministers and NCP leaders Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to vote. The court will reportedly hear their plea along with Shiv Sena’s plea against floor test at 5 pm.

The order for the floor test came after BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis met Koshyari on Tuesday night and requested a floor test. He claimed that the Thackeray-led government is in minority since 39 MLAs had decided to side with the Shinde-led rebel faction.