Maha CM to seek trust vote after Speaker's election on Nov 12

Maha CM to seek trust vote after Speaker's election on Nov 12

With the three-day special session of Maharashtra Assembly beginning here today, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will seek a trust vote after election of Speaker 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 10 AM today, an official said.

Assembly proceedings will start at 11 AM 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.

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