Maharashtra: Big blow to Uddhav Thackeray faction ahead of majority test of Eknath Shinde government

Pankaj Prasad
Majority test of Eknath Shinde government
Majority test of Eknath Shinde government

Ahead of the Shinde government's majority test, the Uddhav Thackeray faction has suffered a major setback.

Β On the second day of the special session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, ie on Monday, all eyes are on the Eknath Shinde government. Today Shinde government has to face floor test. On Sunday, as soon as BJP candidate Rahul Narvekar became the speaker, the Shinde government passed the first test. Let us discuss here that after the political drama that lasted for about 10 days in June, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the state had fallen. Shinde took over as the Chief Minister after the resignation of Uddhav Thackeray. At the same time, Devendra Fadnavis has been given the post of Deputy Chief Minister from BJP.

BJP leader Rahul Narvekar became the president of Maharashtra

BJP leader Rahul Narvekar was elected the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Sunday. Narvekar got 164 votes and defeated Rajan Salvi, the candidate of Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, who could get only 107 votes. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that Narvekar is the youngest ever Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the country. His father-in-law and NCP leader Ramraje Naik is the chairman of the Legislative Council. The Eknath Shinde-led government will face a trust vote in the 288-member assembly on Monday.

Demand for disqualification of 16 Shiv Sena MLAs

The Eknath Shinde faction has demanded the disqualification of 16 Shiv Sena MLAs, including Aaditya Thackeray. Bharat Gogawale of Shinde faction has handed over a letter to the new speaker, Rahul Narvekar. It states that 16 MLAs have violated the whip, so their membership should be cancelled. However, Shiv Sena (Thackeray side) has also demanded action against the rebel MLAs of Shinde faction. Shiv Sena Chief Whip Sunil Prabhu has written a letter to Narvekar demanding action against 39 MLAs.

Shiv Sena's Ajay Chaudhary removed from the post of Legislature Party leader

It should be noted that a day before the majority test of the Eknath Shinde government in the Maharashtra Assembly, the Uddhav Thackeray faction has suffered a major setback. On Sunday night, the newly appointed Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly removed Shiv Sena MLA Ajay Chaudhary from the post of the leader of the party's legislature party. The letter, issued by the office of Speaker Rahul Narvekar, sought to reinstate Shinde as the leader of the Shiv Sena's legislature party, while replacing Sunil Prabhu, a Thackeray faction, with Bharat Gogavale of the Shinde camp as the chief whip of the Shiv Sena. to be done.