BJP’s Rahul Narwekar elected new Speaker of Maha Assembly

On expected lines, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Rahul Narwekar was elected the new Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly here on Sunday.

He defeated his sole rival – the Maha Vikas Aghadi-backed Shiv Sena candidate Rajan Salvi – with a comfortable margin.

The elections were held by a division of votes on the first of the two-day Special Assembly Session ordered by the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, last weekend.

On June 4, the Chief Minister Eknath S. Shinde, supported by the BJP, will seek a ‘vote of confidence’ in the new government sworn-in on June 30 after the collapse of the MVA government.

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