Live: Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government wins trust vote; Haribhau Bagde unanimously elected Maharashtra assembly Speaker

Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government on Wednesday won the trust vote in Maharashtra. Hours before the 13-day-old BJP government was to seek a vote of confidence, the Shiv Sena had declared that it will vote against it in the Maharashtra Assembly.

Live: Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government wins trust vote; Haribhau Bagde unanimously elected Maharashtra assembly Speaker

BJP legislator Haribhau Bagde was elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly after Shiv Sena and Congress candidates withdrew their nominations.

Bagde’s name was announced by Protem Speaker Jiva Pandu Gavit in the newly-constituted Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Bagde, the MLA from Phulambhari in Aurangabad district, was escorted to the Speaker’s chair by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, NCP leader Ajit Pawar, Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde and senior most legislator Ganpatrao Deshmukh of PWP.

Earlier in the day, Speaking to media, Sena leader Ramdas Kadam said, “Shiv Sena has decided to sit in opposition. We will vote against the trust vote,”.

Whereas, BJP leader Eknath Khadse had express the confidance that they (BJP) have the numbers and will win the trust vote.

Latest Updates:

11:19 IST Wednesday, 12 November 2014

BJP legislator Haribhau Bagde elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly after Shiv Sena and Congress candidates withdrew their nominations.

11:00 IST Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Maharashtra: Will not take conditional support from any party, says BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader GVL Narasimha Rao has said that the party will not take conditional support from any party for vote of confidence in the state assembly, which is take place in Mumbai on Wednesday. “Our government in Maharashtra will prove its majority on floor; we welcome anyone who will help us in development of the state. Shiv Sena should support us but that’s a call they have to take, but we will not take anyone’s support with conditionality,” said Rao. Read more

10:49 IST Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Shiv Sena’s decision is their own. We have the numbers and will win the trust vote, says BJP leader Eknath Khadse.

10:32 IST Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Shiv Sena and Congress withdraw their candidates for Maharashtra Assembly Speaker’s post.

10:15 IST Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Shiv Sena slams BJP over NCP support, likens Sharad Pawar’s party to mouse

Firing a fresh salvo ahead of Maharashtra BJP government’s trust vote on Wednesday, Shiv Sena has warned its former ally that it will be disrespecting people’s mandate if it takes support of NCP which “nibbled the state coffers like a mouse”. “(Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra) Fadnavis once said that he wants to run the government for the people. But how do you plan to run the government taking support of a party that has been discarded by the people of the state? “Will you win the trust vote taking support of a party which has nibbled at the state coffers like a mouse? Will you take support of a mouse?”, the Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. Read more

9:30 IST Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam on Wednesday said that the party will be voting against Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who will be seeking vote of confidence in the state assembly today. Read more

8:40 IST Wednesday, 12 November 2014
The 41-member NCP of Sharad Pawar has already declared its support to the minority government. BJP has 121 MLAs in the House with effective strength of 287 and has claimed support of 7 Independent MLAs, three of Bahujan Vikas Aagadhi, besides some others.

Pawar on Tuesday said the MLAs will decide during the trust vote whether to vote in support of the government or abstain. In either case, the government will win the vote as 63-member Shiv Sena and Congress with 42 MLAs together cannot pull it down.

BJP has fielded Haribhau Bagde for the Speaker’s post.

Gaikwad called on Pawar to seek support of his party and, according to Congress Legislature Party leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, the Maratha strongman told her that the party will take a call after due deliberation.