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Mumbai News Live Updates: SC says pleas filed by Sena, rebel MLAs raise constitutional questions – The Indian Express

Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena, in its plea, has challenged disqualification proceedings initiated against them under the constitutional scheme. (File photo)

Mumbai News Live Updates (July 20): The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the petitions filed by the Shiv Sena and its rebel MLAs raise many constitutional questions which require consideration by a larger bench. A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana directed the parties to formulate issues which require examination by a larger bench by July 27. “After hearing the counsels it has been agreed that some issues may, if necessary, be referred to a larger bench also. Keeping in mind the same, to enable the parties to frame the issues, let them file the same preferably by next Wednesday,” the bench also comprising Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli said.

The Enforcement Directorate has issued fresh summons to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to appear before it for questioning on Wednesday in a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the re-development of a Mumbai ‘chawl’ and related transactions involving his wife and ‘associates’, officials said. The Rajya Sabha MP, who is in the Uddhav Thackeray camp, had denied any wrongdoing and alleged that he was being targeted due to political vendetta. Raut has been asked to depose at the agency’s regional office in Mumbai. (PTI)

In other news, Crops across nearly 1.35 lakh hectares of land have been damaged due to floods in several parts of Vidarbha region, said Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who visited the flood-hit districts of Wardha and Chandrapur on Tuesday. Farmers are likely to incur additional financial burden due to incessant rain in the last seven days, he said.

Mumbai News Live, July 20: ED issues fresh summons to Sanjay Raut and more