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Maharashtra Floor Test Updates: 'Was tense before coming to House': Uddhav Thackeray after sailing through trust vote amid BJP walkout from Assembly

Maharashtra Floor Test LATEST Updates: Uddhav Thackeray, wearing a saffron turban, thanked House members and people of Maharashtra after the pro-tem​ Speaker declared that his government had won the floor test.

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Maharashtra Floor Test Updates: 'Was tense before coming to House': Uddhav Thackeray after sailing through trust vote amid BJP walkout from Assembly

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Nov 30, 2019 - 16:21 (IST)

Was slightly tensed before coming to House, says Uddhav

 
 
 
Uddhav Thackeray, wearing a saffron turban, thanked House members and people of Maharashtra after the pro-tem​ Speaker declared that his government had won the floor test.
 
 
"I thank all the members for trusting me. I also thank the people of the state. It is not possible to work without their blessings," he said.
 
 
"Yes, I was slightly tensed before coming to house as I did not have the experience of working in the House but only on the ground. I feel fortunate to be here," Thackeray said.

Nov 30, 2019 - 16:18 (IST)

Uddhav Thackeray-led govt passes floor test with 169 MLAs voting in favour


The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance passed the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Saturday.


Altogether 169 MLAs vote in favour of the motion of confidence, moved by former chief minister Ashok Chavan and seconded by senior NCP and Sena members.

Nov 30, 2019 - 15:44 (IST)

Uddhav Thackeray introduces his ministers in Maharashtra Assembly

 
 
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav​ Thackeray introduced six members of his ministerial council in the state Legislative Assembly on Saturday.
 
 
Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai (Shiv Sena), Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal (NCP) and Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut (Congress) had taken oath as ministers at Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Thursday.
 
 
Thackeray introduced the ministers during the special session of the 14th state Legislative Assembly, before facing the floor test.
 
- PTI

Nov 30, 2019 - 15:24 (IST)

Four MLAs abstain from trust vote in House

As the headcount of Assembly members in support of a trust vote of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Agadhi crossed the halfway mark of 145, four MLAs abstained from floor test on Saturday.

Two All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLAs, one CPM legislator and one MNS MLA stood neutral (did not vote for or against the motion).

Nov 30, 2019 - 15:16 (IST)

Issues raised by BJP during trust vote proceedings 

The issues raised by BJP's Devendra Fadnavis in the House before boycotting the trust vote and staging a walk out were: 1) Why was the pro-tem Speaker changed? 2) Why wasn't the national anthem played in the Assembly before the trust vote proceedings began? 3) The BJP was only informed about the special Assembly session at 1 am, therefore not all legislators could mark their presence in the House. 

Nov 30, 2019 - 14:57 (IST)

Maha Vikas Aghadi clears floor test with 169 votes in favour of alliance 

As the BJP created an uproar and protested against the Assembly session, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi cleared the trust vote with 169 votes in favour of the alliance. 

Nov 30, 2019 - 14:55 (IST)

BJP will submit letter to governor seeking suspension of House proceedings: Devendra Fadnavis 

Opposing the special Maharashtra Assembly on Saturday claiming that the session was held "illegally", Devendra Fadnavis said, "We are going to submit a letter to the governor asking him to suspend the proceedings of the House, and that the House should follow the Constitution."

Nov 30, 2019 - 14:44 (IST)

Fadnavis walks out of Assembly ahead of trust vote

Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and other BJP legislators walked out of Assembly ahead of trust vote alleging that the special session was conducted "illegally".

Nov 30, 2019 - 14:37 (IST)

Assembly session held after governor's approval, protem Speaker Dilip Patil tells Devendra Fadnavis 

Defending the special Assembly session, protem Speaker Dilip Patil told Devendra Fadnavis, "You are raising a issue which is of out of the house (oath taking of Maha Vikas Aghadi government)'. Governor has given the permission for this session. This session is as per rules. So your point stands rejected."

Nov 30, 2019 - 14:28 (IST)

Uproar in House as BJP MLAs protest against special Assembly session 

The House witnessed ruckus with the former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis alleging that the special Assembly session was conducted in violation of rule, despite the protem speaker Dilip Patil saying it was convened with Governor's permission.  

"This Assembly session is not per rules.This session started without Vande Mataram. It is a violation of rule," alleges Fadnavis, despite protem speaker saying that the governor had given the permission for this session.

"This session is as per rules. So your point stand rejected," Patil says. 

Maharashtra Floor Test Latest Update: Uddhav Thackeray, wearing a saffron turban, thanked House members and people of Maharashtra after the pro-tem​ Speaker declared that his government had won the floor test.

"I thank all the members for trusting me. I also thank the people of the state. It is not possible to work without their blessings," he said.

"Yes, I was slightly tensed before coming to house as I did not have the experience of working in the House but only on the ground. I feel fortunate to be here," Thackeray said.

As the headcount of Assembly members in support of a trust vote of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Agadhi crossed the halfway mark of 145, four MLAs abstained from floor test on Saturday.

Two All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLAs, one CPM legislator and one MNS MLA stood neutral (did not vote for or against the motion).

As the BJP created an uproar and protested against the Assembly session, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi cleared the floor test with 169 votes in favour of the alliance.

Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis walked out of Assembly ahead of trust vote alleging that special session was conducted "illegally".

Fadnavis raised four issues and accused the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance of flouting norms on 27 November, when the special session of the Assembly was called.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MAV) government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance is about to face a floor test in the Assembly shortly.

With the Maharashtra floor test less than an hour away to be held, the Congress issued a three-line whip to its MLAs, directing them to remain present in the Assembly and vote in favour of the Maha Vikas Aghadi.

Congress' Nana Patole who is the Maha Vikas Aghadi candidate for the state Assembly Speaker post, filed his nomination today.

NCP's Nawab Malik on Saturday claimed that the Maha Vikas Agadhi government has got over 170 MLAs in Assembly and it will win the trust vote with a comfortable margin.

Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly floor test at 2 pm on Saturday, state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said party leader Nana Patole will be the Congress candidate for Speaker elections.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance may face floor test in the Assembly on Saturday, sources said.

The floor test is most likely to be held on Saturday, the Vidhan Bhawan sources told PTI. Governor BK Koshyari has asked Uddhav to prove his majority by 3 December.

Maharashtra Floor Test Updates Was tense before coming to House Uddhav Thackeray after sailing through trust vote amid BJP walkout from Assembly

File image of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. ANI

The news came after ANI reported that a special session of the Maharashtra Assembly has been called on Saturday, and the alliance government has appointed Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Dilip Walse Patil as the Protem Speaker of the state Assembly.

Uddhav, who is also the Shiv Sena president, was sworn-in as the chief minister on Thursday evening and hours later, presided over his government's first cabinet meeting. Besides Uddhav, six other ministers — two each from the Sena, the Congress and the NCP — also took the oath of office.

Uddhav took charge shortly after 1 pm, entering the sixth floor office of the chief minister, outside which a plate bearing the name 'Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray' was put up. When he reached Mantralaya, he paid floral tributes to the portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the building.

On way to Mantralaya from the Thackeray family residence Matoshree in suburban Bandra, he stopped at the Hutatma Chowk in south Mumbai and paid tributes to martyrs.

Uddhav is heading the government of a three-party alliance, Maha Vikas Aghadi, whose main constituents are the Sena, the NCP and the Congress. The three parties' Common Minimum Programme promises complete loan waiver to farmers as well as setting up of `one rupee clinics' across the state which will provide basic health screening to people.

Sena's most discussed promise during the Assembly poll campaign — a full meal at Rs 10 — also figures in the CMP. A law will be enacted to ensure 80 percent job quota for youths domiciled in Maharashtra, it said.

The program also talks about the filling of all vacant posts in the state government's various department immediately.

It also promises to offer tenements measuring 500 square feet carpet area free of cost to eligible slum dwellers under the slum rehabilitation program instead of current 300 square foot tenements

With inputs from agencies

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