Uddhav Thackeray heads an alliance of the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress.
The newly-appointed Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray will have to prove his majority in the state assembly today as the alliance government in Maharashtra faces a trust vote. The floor test comes after a week of rapid developments that began with a surprise oath by the BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and his eventual resignation 80 hours later.
Mr Thackeray, 59, heads an alliance of the Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, also called Maha Vikas Aghadi.
The pro-tem or temporary Speaker for the special two-day session of the Maharashtra assembly will be Dilip Walse Patil of the NCP.
Here are the LIVE updates from Maharashtra floor test:
Uddhav Thackeray Hits Out At BJP In Assembly
"You BJP feel stung when we took names of Chhatrapati Shivaji (while taking oath). I will take the name again and again. Those who don't take names of their parents, have no right to live. It is not Maharashtra's culture when you think taking name of Chhatrapati Shivaji and your parents is a crime," he said.
BJP Trying To Save Face, Says NCP's Nawab Malik
"Oath taking ceremony was held, Vidhan Sabha session held and Pro tem speaker appointed with consent of Governor. The floor test was held as per orders of the Supreme Court. The BJP is only trying to save face," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Shiv Sena tweets on trust vote
Chief Minister of Maharashtra State Mr. Uddhav Saheb Thackeray's trust in the Maharashtra Development Alliance Government has been passed by majority vote. The vote of the Confederates fell to 90 votes.
Will ask governor to suspend proceedings: Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis says: "We are going to submit a letter to the Governor asking him to suspend the proceedings of the House."
Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress Alliance Wins Trust Vote
The Maha Vikas Aghadi has crossed the mark of 145 MLAs.
Voting starts in Maharashtra Assembly
Voting and headcount has started in the assembly, ever after BJP walks out.
Devendra Fadnavis speaks after his party walks out
Whenever an oath-taking ceremony takes place, till the time governor does not say "Aye", a minister cannot go ahead and take oath, the BJP leader says.
Till the time a permanent speaker is elected a trust vote cannot take place, he adds.
BJP walks out of assembly
The BJP leaders have walked out of the assembly after motion of trust was moved.
A protem speaker has never been replaced in India, why was BJP's Kolambkar replaced from the post, says Devendra Fadnavis.
The State cabinet has "complete authority" to name the protem speaker, replies Walse Patil.
Motion Of Trust Moved By Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP
Motion of trust moved by the alliance of the Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, also called Maha Vikas Aghadi.
Important to conduct floor test: Protem Speaker
Protem Speaker Dilip Walse Patil says: "It is necessary to conduct the floor test as soon as possible to determine whether the Chief Minister has the support of the majority or not."
Trust vote never conducted without electing Speaker: Devendra Fadnavis
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis says: "Never in the history of Maharashtra Assembly a trust vote was conducted without electing a Speaker. What was the fear this time?"
Devendra Fadnavis says constitutional norms flouted during oath-taking
Protem Speaker Dilip Walse Patil tells Devendra Fadnavis: "You are raising a issue which is of out of the house (oath-taking of Maha Vikas Aghadi government).
The BJP leader replies: "If i am not allowed to speak on the Constitution then I have no right to sit in this House."
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis continues arguing with the Protem Speaker, saying the rules need to be followed to convene the special assembly session.
Sloganeering in Mahrashtra Assembly
Chants of "Aghadi won't work
" in assembly, in reference to the alliance of the Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, also called Maha Vikas Aghadi.
Governor has given permission for session: Protem Speaker
Protem Speaker Dilip Patil: "The Governor has given the permission for this session. This session is as per rules. So your point stands rejected."
Assembly session not as per rules: Devendra Fadnavis
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis in state assembly says: "This assembly session is not as per rules. This session started without Vande Mataram, it is a violation of rule."
Maharashtra Assembly proceedings begin
No secret ballot will be held during the floor test.
Maharashtra swearing-in illegal: BJP leader
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil says the swearing-in of the Uddhav Thackeray government is illegal as it went beyond prescribed format.
Ministers while taking oath included names of their leaders and other figures which is not as per protocol, Mr Patil says.
Maharashtra government formation
The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress, with the support of some Independents and others like Bahujan Vikas Aghadi, have a strength of 165 MLAs, comfortably higher than the majority mark of 145 in the 288-member assembly. The three parties together have 154 MLAs.
On Wednesday, all the MLAs who were elected in last month's election were sworn-in in the assembly as per a Supreme Court order. It was a rare occasion when the House assembled for the session without the formation of a government and appointment of a Chief Minister.
Uddhav Thackeray pays tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji
Uddhav Thackeray paid tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the state Assembly premises, ahead of the floor test.
Maha Vikas Aghadi issues whip to MLAs
The Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress have issued whip to MLAs to remain present in the assembly ahead of Maharashtra floor test.
Speaker of assembly to be elected tomorrow
The Speaker of the assembly will be elected tomorrow. While the Congress's Nana Patole will be the candidate from the Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, the BJP announced that MLA Kishan Kathore will be its candidate for the Speaker's post. The new Speaker will then announce the name of the Leader of Opposition in the assembly.
Will easily prove majority: NCP leader
"We shall easily prove our majority in the house today," said newly-inducted NCP Minister Chhagan Bhujbal.
Ajit Pawar meets Sharad Pawar
Ahead of the trust vote, Ajit Pawar, the NCP leader who turned rebel briefly before returning to the party and Pawar family fold, meets his uncle Sharad Pawar. He was accompanied by party colleague Jayant Patil.
They will not be able to win: BJP
"If there is secret voting, they will not be able to win. This is an open challenge," the BJP's Chandrakant Patil said.