Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde-led government to face floor test on July 4
Shinde was sworn in as the chief minister following his revolt against his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray.
The Ekanth Shinde-led government will face a floor test on July 4, a Maharashtra Legislative Assembly official said on Friday, reported PTI.
In a floor test, the chief minister has to establish a majority in the House.
Shinde was sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra following his revolt against his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray. Shinde had claimed the support of 39 of the 55 Shiv Sena MLAs and 10 Independent legislators, reducing the Thackeray-led faction of the party to a minority in the Assembly.
The revolt had pushed the state into a crisis. Subsequently, the Bharatiya Janata Party demanded Thackeray face a vote of confidence. On Wednesday, Thackeray resigned.
Earlier in the day, officials had said that a special two-day session of the Maharashtra Assembly will start on July 3. It was then expected that Shinde will move the motion of confidence in the Assembly to prove his majority.
Shinde also has the support of the BJP, which has 106 MLAs in the 288-member House.
Meanwhile, the election for the post of Speaker will be held on July 3. Nominations for the post will be accepted till noon on Saturday.
The post of Speaker has been lying vacant since 2021 after Congress leader Nana Patole’s resignation.
BJP leader Rahul Narwekar on Friday filed his nomination for the post, reported ANI.