Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal was officiating as the acting Speaker
BJP MLA Rahul Narwekar was today elected as the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker with 164 votes. Shiv Sena legislator Rajan Salvi got 107 votes. The Eknath Shinde-led government will face the test of strength in the Assembly on Monday.
The post of Assembly Speaker was lying vacant since Nana Patole of Congress resigned in February 2021 to become his party's state unit president. Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal was officiating as acting Speaker in the meantime.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and State Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar pose together for a photo
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Devendra Fadnavis said that Rahul Narwekar is the youngest Assembly Speaker not only in Maharashtra but across India
This government of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, under the leadership of Eknath Shinde, will try to fulfill all the aspirations of Maharashtra and we hope that the Speaker will co-operate for the same: Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis is a bigger person. He sacrificed the Chief Minister chair for me: Eknath Shinde
The 50 MLAs have shown faith in a small karyakarta like me. I am a Shiv Sainik of Balasaheb Thackeray. The new government will hopefully give justice to every MLA who will raise issues in their constituency: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde addresses Maharashtra Assembly
Rahul Narwekar elected as Maharashtra Assembly Speaker
With 164 votes, BJP MLA Rahul Narwekar was elected as the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker. Shiv Sena legislator Rajan Salvi got 107 votes.
All you need to know about new speaker of Maharashtra Assembly
Rahul Narvekar is a sitting BJP MLA from Mumbai's Colaba constituency. He is the son-in-law of senior NCP leader Ramraje Naik-Nimbalkar.
He was a spokesperson of the Youth Wing of Shiv Sena in its early years. He quit the party and joined NCP in 2014. Rahul Narvekar contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Maval, losing to Shrirang Appa Barne of the Shiv Sena.
He then joined the BJP in 2019.
Three MLAs Abstains From Voting
Samajwadi Party (SP) abstains from voting. Both its MLAs Abu Azmi and Raees Shaikh kept sitting during the head count. AIMIM MLA Shah Farukh Anwar also abstained from voting against BJP's Narwekar.
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Over 160 votes for BJP legislator Rahul Narvekar. The voting is being held via head count
Voting for the post of speaker will happen via head counting
Deputy Speaker Narahari Zirwal ordered a headcount in support of BJP MLA Rahul Narvekar.
State BJP President Chandrakant Patil has proposed to elect Rahul Narwekar for the post of Maharashtra Speaker
The two Shiv Sena factions, one headed by Uddhav Thackeray and the other led by Eknath Shinde, have issued whips asking the MLAs to vote for their respective Speaker candidates.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde arrives with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs for the speaker elections.
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other BJP MLAs arrive at the State Assembly in Mumbai.
Ahead of the two-day special session of the Maharashtra Assembly beginning on Sunday, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction sealed the legislative party office in the Vidhan Bhavan.
A white paper was stuck with a plastic tape on the closed doors of the Sena legislative party office in the Vidhan Bhavan, with a message in Marathi written on it saying, "The office is closed as per instructions of the Shiv Sena legislative party."