After the swearing-in of the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party MLA Dilip Walse Patil was appointed as pro-tem Speaker in the Maharashtra Assembly.
It has been reported that the floor test will be conducted on Saturday. Dilip Walse Patil is an MLA from Ambegaon constituency. He is currently serving his seventh term as a legislator. The NCP leader has replaced the BJP‘s Kalidas Kolambkar who was the former pro-term Speaker when the MLAs were administered an oath.
Speaking to ANI, Shiv Sena MLA Abdul Sattar said, “Floor test might take place tomorrow. We are ready. Earlier we had 162 MLAs, now we are 170 and the number will go up. But there is no doubt that this government has the majority.”
Maha Vikas Aghadi (Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance) formed the government on Thursday. Speaking on the newly formed administration, Nationalist Congress Party leader Jayant Patil informed the media of constituting a coordination committee to lead the three-party government to achieve its objectives and goals.