- Nana Patole of Congress elected unopposed Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, former Chief Minister Fadnavis becomes Leader of Opposition
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said in the assembly session on Sunday that he is still with the Hindutva ideology and can never leave it. He praised former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who was elected Leader of the Opposition, calling him a responsible leader and a good friend. Earlier, Nana Patole of Congress was elected unopposed speaker of the assembly. Uddhav took him to the Speaker’s Chair. CM said that Nana Patole comes from a family of farmers. Hopefully, he will do justice to all.
The BJP on Saturday nominated Kishan Kathore for the post of speaker. But after the all-party meeting today, the party withdrew the candidature. Fadnavis said that we withdrew the name of Kathore on the appeal of other parties in the all-party meeting, because there has been a tradition in Maharashtra of choosing an unopposed speaker. Uddhav Thackeray Said.
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Never Betrayed the Government in 5 Years: Uddhav
Chief Minister Thackeray said, “I am with the Hindutva ideology and will never leave it. I am the most fortunate Chief Minister, because those opposing mine is now with the government and those who were with me now are in opposition. I learned many good things from Fadnavis. Will always be their friend. Call him a responsible leader, not a leader of the opposition. I have never cheated the government in the last 5 years. If he (Fadnavis) kept his promise, we would never have a conflict. I never thought of coming here, but got this blessing with the blessings of the public. ”
Four-Time MLA from Sakoli Seat of Patole Vidarbha
Nana Patole (56) is a four-time MLA from Sakoli seat in Vidarbha. In 2014, he joined the BJP, leaving the Congress and won the Lok Sabha elections. However, he left the BJP and joined the Congress in December 2017 due to a rift with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Sanjay Raut targeted Fadnavis
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that the hasty and childish comments of former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis regain power led to the BJP’s collapse in Maharashtra and Fadnavis having to sit in opposition. Ruth claimed in his rucksack column in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana that the country also accepted what had happened in Maharashtra after the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.
Shiv Sena Passed the Floor Test on Saturday
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (Shiv Sena-NCP and Congress) government secured a confidence vote (floor test) by 169 votes on Saturday in a special session of the assembly. The BJP objected to the session in the House and 105 of its MLAs walked out before the trust vote. While 4 MLAs of AIMIM, CPI (M) and MNS remained neutral during voting. There was no vote against the government. The three parties in the alliance have 154 MLAs, with the government getting 15 votes more than this. Bahujan Vikas Aghadi and Samajwadi Party supported the government.