Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to seek trust vote after Speaker’s election on November 12

MUMBAI: With the three-day special session of Maharashtra assembly beginning here on Monday, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will seek a trust vote after election of Speaker on November 12.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to seek trust vote after Speaker’s election on November 12

State governor C Vidyasagar Rao will administer oath to Jeeva Pandu Gavit as pro-tem speaker of the assembly in Raj Bhavan at 10am on Monday, an official said.

Assembly proceedings will start at 11am and the first two days will see the members of the 13th assembly take oath.

On November 12, the speaker will be elected after which Fadnavis will move a trust vote. The session will conclude with the governor’s address to legislators.

On reports of Shiv Sena’s demand for ministerial berths before the trust vote, Fadnavis had earlier said no minister will be sworn in before the trust vote in the state assembly. The cabinet expansion will happen only after the confidence vote, he had said.

BJP has 121 MLAs in the 288-member House and the 41-member NCP has assured its outside support to the new government. Sena, led by Uddhav Thackeray, has 63 MLAs.