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After Maha Meeting Speaker’s Election, Cong Says it Appears Governor Was ‘Sleeping’ for 1.5 Years

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Senior Congress chief and former Maharashtra minister Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday focused Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari after the Meeting Speaker’s election, saying they’d been demanding the identical since a while, however it appears ”the governor was sleeping for one-and-a-half years”.

Rahul Narvekar of the BJP was on Sunday elected Speaker of the Maharashtra Meeting. He defeated Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena candidate Rajan Salvi. The Speaker’s publish was mendacity vacant since February final yr after Nana Patole of the Congress resigned.

Earlier this yr, leaders of the then ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA-comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) had urged Koshyari to approve the schedule for the Meeting Speaker’s election throughout the finances session (in March). Previous to it, in a earlier legislature session, the then MVA authorities had amended the prevailing guidelines to facilitate the Speaker’s election by way of a voice vote. The governor had described the choice as unconstitutional and sought authorized opinion.

On Sunday, the two-day particular session of the 288-member Home received underway within the Vidhan Bhavan, the place Narvekar was elected because the Speaker. Thorat, in a press release made on the ground of the Home whereas congratulating Narvekar, stated, ”The Speaker’s election happened in a clear approach. That is what we had been demanding with the governor for fairly a while. It appears the governor was sleeping for one-and-a-half years.

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Thorat stated when the MVA was in energy in Maharashtra, they needed to make the Speaker’s appointment process on the strains of the Lok Sabha. ”We needed to make the entire process clear as towards the sooner process of secret voting. We even tried to knock the doorways of court docket, however the Supreme Court docket didn’t take a call shortly, the Congress legislator stated.

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The Eknath Shinde-led authorities will face a flooring take a look at within the Meeting on Monday. Final month, MLA Shinde launched a rise up towards the Sena. Majority of get together MLAs sided with him, which led to the collapse of the MVA authorities led by Uddhav Thackeray.

Shinde was on Thursday sworn in because the twentieth chief minister of Maharashtra, whereas BJP stalwart Devendra Fadnavis took oath because the deputy CM.

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