Maharashtra Speaker Election Highlights: Rahul Narwekar Elected As Assembly Speaker

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.

Maharashtra Speaker Election Highlights: Rahul Narwekar Elected As Assembly Speaker

Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal was officiating as the acting Speaker

Mumbai:

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. 

Here are the Highlights on the Maharashtra Crisis:

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Jul 03, 2022 15:11 (IST)
"Can They Look Us In The Eye?": Aaditya Thackeray's Barb At Shinde Camp
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday took a jibe at the Eknath Shinde faction, saying that the MLAs backing him cannot look them in the eye.
Jul 03, 2022 15:01 (IST)
Sharad Pawar to hold party meeting
NCP chief Sharad Pawar has called a meeting of the party later today. Two topics to be taken up for discussion -  Trust Vote and the leader from the party who will be chosen as the Leader of Opposition: NCP leader Jayant Patil 
Jul 03, 2022 14:34 (IST)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and State Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar pose together for a photo
Jul 03, 2022 14:20 (IST)
The Maharashtra Assembly has been adjourned till 11 am on Monday


Jul 03, 2022 14:14 (IST)
Congress Slams Maharashtra Governor
Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday targeted Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari after the Assembly Speaker's election, saying they had been demanding the same since some time, but it seems "the governor was sleeping for one-and-a-half years".

Jul 03, 2022 14:06 (IST)
Chess champion Viswanathan Anand was asked about playing chess with Amit Shah, he refused to play with him because Amit Shah is a player who makes such moves which leaves players in a fix: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal

Jul 03, 2022 13:51 (IST)
Jul 03, 2022 13:33 (IST)
"Why So Much Fear"? Aaditya Thackeray's Jibe Over Shinde Camp's Security
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday targeted the Eknath Shinde-led government on the stringent security arrangements in place for rebel Shiv Sena MLAs as they entered the Vidhan Bhavan premises from a nearby luxury hotel. Read More
Jul 03, 2022 13:13 (IST)
Maharashtra No-Trust Vote: What Today's Numbers Say About Tomorrow's Test

The election for the Maharashtra Speaker's post is being considered a semi-final ahead of the vote tomorrow, when the Eknath Shinde goverment would need to prove its majority. Read More 
Jul 03, 2022 13:01 (IST)
Rahul Narwekar Is New Maharashtra Assembly Speaker: 5 Facts About Him
BJP legislator Rahul Narwekar was elected the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker today as he polled 164 votes, nearly 50 votes more than Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena candidate Rajan Salvi.
Jul 03, 2022 12:40 (IST)
Devendra Fadnavis said that Rahul Narwekar is the youngest Assembly Speaker not only in Maharashtra but across India 
Jul 03, 2022 12:33 (IST)
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
Jul 03, 2022 12:17 (IST)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis is a bigger person. He sacrificed the Chief Minister chair for me: Eknath Shinde
Jul 03, 2022 12:15 (IST)
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
Jul 03, 2022 12:06 (IST)
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde addresses Maharashtra Assembly
Jul 03, 2022 11:58 (IST)
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.
Jul 03, 2022 11:56 (IST)
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.
Jul 03, 2022 11:46 (IST)
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.
Jul 03, 2022 11:38 (IST)
Latest visuals from Maharashtra Assembly
Jul 03, 2022 11:36 (IST)
Over 160 votes for BJP legislator Rahul Narvekar. The voting is being held via head count
Jul 03, 2022 11:10 (IST)
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.
Jul 03, 2022 11:09 (IST)
State BJP President Chandrakant Patil has proposed to elect Rahul Narwekar for the post of Maharashtra Speaker
Jul 03, 2022 11:02 (IST)
 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.
Jul 03, 2022 10:48 (IST)
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray asks state government to reconsider its decision on Aarey Forest
Jul 03, 2022 10:31 (IST)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde arrives with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs for the speaker elections.


Jul 03, 2022 10:22 (IST)
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other BJP MLAs arrive at the State Assembly in Mumbai.
Jul 03, 2022 10:12 (IST)
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."
Jul 03, 2022 10:05 (IST)
Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray, Eknath Shinde: Sena vs Sena Moves From Hotel To House, Speaker's Election Today
Maharashtra Assembly will elect its new speaker today ahead of the test of strength on Monday when the new government will have to prove majority in the house.
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