After Speaker’s election, Shinde-led Maha Sarkar will face majority test today

Mumbai (Maharashtra): The new Maharashtra government, which came to power after a 10-day revolt by Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde, will face a floor test on Monday, the second day of the special session of the state legislation. Meeting. Earlier on Sunday evening, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde along with his faction of Shiv Sena MLAs held a meeting with Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, BJP MLAs and other party leaders at a Mumbai hotel to chalk out a floor test strategy.

“The Shiv Sena-BJP coalition government will face a majority test on Monday, the second day of the special session of the Legislature. What will be the strategy of the government was discussed in the meeting held in the presence of all the MLAs today,” the sources said. Sources said Eknath Shinde, who is claiming the support of 40 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, said he is hopeful that the government will be successful in the floor test to be held tomorrow, as is the speaker’s election held today.

Fadnavis claimed that the Shinde government will prove its majority with 166 votes, “Youngest speaker candidate won the speaker election today with 164 votes as 2 MLAs could not come due to health issues. We will make our way with 166 votes.” Will prove majority. Trust vote.” At present, the BJP has 106 MLAs in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and Shinde is leading over 39 rebel MLAs of Shiv Sena and some independents. Recently after the death of a Shiv Sena MLA, the present strength of the assembly has come down to 287, thus the majority mark is 144.

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The Shinde-led camp and the BJP scored a major victory on Sunday as BJP’s Rahul Narvekar was elected Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly defeating Shiv Sena candidate Rajan Salvi. Interestingly, amid the ongoing tussle between the two factions of Shiv Sena led by Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray, both the parties on Sunday decided to vote for the party’s MLAs in favor of their respective candidates during the Speaker’s election. They issued separate whips and later accused each other. is violating them.

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant, who is in the Uddhav Thackeray camp, said 39 party MLAs who did not obey his whip have sought their disqualification from the state assembly. Sawant said, “Our 39 MLAs did not obey our whip and did not follow the party’s order, so we have demanded their disqualification from the new Assembly Speaker Rahul Narvekar. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray named Ajay Chaudhary as the leader of the group. as chosen.” Told.

However, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narvekar has taken on record the letter sent by Bharat Gogawale, who is the chief whip of the Eknath Shinde-led faction. Gogavale said that 16 Shiv Sena MLAs have violated the whip. Narvekar got a total of 164 votes in support and 107 went to the Shiv Sena candidate.

During the election of the Speaker, 12 members remained absent and 3 MLAs stayed away from voting. In the latest development, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction has also started the legal process to disqualify 16 MLAs, including Shinde.

Newly-appointed Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Rahul Narvekar said in the House today that he has received a letter from Shiv Sena’s Shinde faction whip Bharatshet Gogawale that “16 MLAs have violated their whip and demanded action”. I have taken note of it, Narvekar said.

In his first address on the floor of the Maharashtra Assembly as a chief minister on Sunday, Shinde said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s decision to lead the government despite them having more members from their side “is open”. “Many ki Aankhen.” He also said that after the fall of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state, a “BJP-Shiv Sena government” has taken charge which is based on the beliefs of the party’s founder Balasaheb Thackeray. Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray termed Monday’s floor test as an “ethics test” for the MLAs.