NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday stated the three constituents of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) have determined that the subsequent speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting shall be from the Congress social gathering. The publish fell vacant after Congress MLA Nana Patole resigned in February this yr to take over because the social gathering’s Maharashtra unit president.
Chatting with reporters in Baramati metropolis in Pune district, Pawar stated, “The three events (Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) have determined that the brand new Speaker shall be from the Congress social gathering solely. All of us will assist regardless of the social gathering (Congress) decides in regards to the speaker (candidate)”.
Just lately, Maharashtra governor B S Koshyari had written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take a name on filling the publish of the speaker.
Nevertheless, the election of Speaker can’t be held through the just lately concluded two-day monsoon session of the state legislature.
Replying to a query on the suspension of 12 MLAs of the BJP through the monsoon session for alleged misbehaviour, Pawar stated, “They had been suspended based mostly on what occurred within the Meeting. Nothing a lot to dig into it…It’s accomplished”.
The 12 MLAs had been suspended for one yr for allegedly misbehaving with the presiding officer within the chamber of the Meeting Speaker on July 5.
Chief of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis had alleged the transfer was geared toward decreasing the variety of BJP MLAs within the Decrease Home.