Congress fields BJP rebel Nana Patole for Maharashtra Assembly Speaker post; election to be held today

  • Patole represents the Sakoli Assembly segment in Vidarbha.

  • The BJP has announced Kisan Kathore as its candidate for Assembly Speaker.

  • Interim Speaker Dilip Walse Patil will conduct the floor test on Saturday later in the day.

Mumbai: Congress MLA Nana Patole will be the party's candidate for the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker's election, says state party chief Balasaheb Thorat said on Saturday ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly floor test at 2 pm.

Patole represents the Sakoli Assembly segment in Vidarbha.

"Patole will be our candidate for the Speaker's election," the senior Congress leader told PTI.

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Meanwhile, the BJP has announced Kisan Kathore as its candidate for Assembly Speaker. The election for the post is due on Sunday.

Interim Speaker Dilip Walse Patil will conduct the floor test on Saturday later in the day.

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Updated Date: Dec 01, 2019 07:40:14 IST