Congress MLA Nana Patole was in the present day elected unopposed as Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly after BJP candidate Kisan Kathore withdrew his nomination from the submit. The deadline to withdraw the nomination was 10 am on Sunday. The Congress on Saturday introduced occasion MLA Patole as the candidate of the ruling Shiv Sena Congress-NCP alliance for the election to state Assembly Speaker’s submit, whereas the BJP named Kathore as its nominee.
After Nana Patole was elected as Speaker, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in meeting stated, “Nana Patole has also come from a farmer family and I am very confident that he will give justice to everyone.”
NCP chief Chagan Bhujbal stated, “Earlier, Opposition also filled form for the post of Assembly Speaker, but after request by other MLAs and to keep dignity of Assembly intact, they have taken back the name. Now, election of Speaker to happen unopposed.”
Speaking on the event, Chandrakant Patil, Maharashtra BJP President stated that the occasion has determined to withdraw Kathore’s candidature after incumbents’ request.
Patole represents Sakoli Assembly section in Vidarbha, whereas Kathore is from Murbad in Thane district. This is the fourth time period as an MLA for each.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities handed the ground check within the state Assembly on Saturday.
Altogether 169 MLAs voted in favour of the movement of confidence after the BJP, which has 105 MLAs, staged a walkout earlier than the top rely started within the 288 member House.