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Maharashtra Assembly special session postponed, no floor test

By Shgun S -- June 30, 2022 11:11 am -- Updated:June 30, 2022 11:15 am

Mumbai (Maharashtra), June 30: Maharashtra Assembly Secretary Rajendra Bhagwat informed all state MLAs on Thursday that as per the Governor's orders the special session will now not be convened.

The special Assembly was scheduled for Thursday with the only agenda of a Trust Vote against the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government, Notably, Thackeray resigned as chief minister late Wednesday evening.

Rajendra Bhagwat, Principal Secretary, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, informed in a circular that as per the Governor's orders, there's no need for a floor test now, so today's special session will not be convened.

The Floor Test, convened by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, was challenged in the Supreme Court by the Shiv Sena. The top court, however, declined to stay the Floor Test and said that the floor of the House was the only way to settle these issues of democracy.

Minutes after the order by the apex court, Uddhav Thackeray addressed the people of the state via social media and announced his decision to step down as chief minister and as a Member of the Legislative Council.

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The statement put an end to the state's prolonged political crisis, which began when a faction of Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against him for establishing the government with the NCP and Congress.

The BJP, which has 106 MLAs and is the largest party in the Maharashtra Assembly, is expected to stake claim to form the state's next government.

Devendra Fadnavis, who now serves as the Leader of the Opposition, plans to run for Chief Minister a third time. Fadnavis who met the party's top brass twice in a week in Delhi stated that the future course of action will be announced on Thursday.

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-PTC News

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