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Aghadi to challenge Shinde govt in speaker polls, New speaker to decide fate of disqualification notices

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: In the development of Maharashtra’s politics, On the floor of the house. The two-day special session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly began on Sunday i.e. today. The election of the Speaker of the Assembly is to be held today. Whereas tomorrow there will be a floor test of the new government in the House. The legislators of the party and the opposition have reached the assembly for the election of the Speaker. On the first day of the session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, slogans of Jai Shri Ram were raised.

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These slogans were raised by the BJP MLAs involved in the new government and the MLAs of ‘Team Shiden’. Amidst this sloganeering, former minister and Uddhav camp MLA Aaditya Thackeray reached the assembly, where the rebel group MLAs did not even interrupt him. Aditya is sitting in the first row. But the rebel MLAs are staring at him.

Before coming to Vidhan Bhavan, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the statue of Balasaheb Thackeray in Colaba. At the same time, in the Vidhan Bhavan, he paid tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Before the session, the Shiv Sena MLAs of the Uddhav camp are sitting in the Deputy Speaker’s office due to the closure of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party’s office located in the Vidhan Bhavan. Significantly, this office has been kept closed amid the ongoing differences between the Uddhav Thackeray faction and the Eknath Shinde faction. However, it is not yet clear on whose behest it has been closed.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Saturday that a decision on forming a new cabinet headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde would be taken after a two-day special session of the state assembly beginning Sunday.

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Mungantiwar said, “A decision on allotting departments will be taken after the two-day session is over. BJP leaders are holding meetings with a focus on the two-day session. Once this session is over, the state leadership of both the parties (BJP and Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde camp) can decide on the allocation of portfolios.

Here, amidst the ongoing political turmoil in the state, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar targeted the governor. The NCP chief said, “I saw the swearing-in ceremony of Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis on television. He (Governor) was feeding them “peda” and presenting them with bouquets. There seems to have been some qualitative change in them.

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