The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rahul Narvekar was chosen as Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly on Sunday.
Rajan Salvi of the Shiv Sena, who received 107 votes, was defeated by Narvekar, who received 164 votes.
Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister, claimed that Narvekar (age 45) is the country’s youngest-ever assembly speaker.
The leader of the Legislative Council is his father-in-party, law’s the Nationalist Congress Party’s Ramraje Naik.
At 11 a.m. on Sunday, the 288-member House’s two-day extraordinary session began at the Vidhan Bhavan in south Mumbai. On Monday, the Assembly will hold a floor test for the Eknath Shinde-led administration.
Due to Ramesh Latke of the Sena’s passing, there is one open seat in the Assembly.
NCP lawmaker Narhari Zirwal was the deputy speaker, hence he was unable to cast a vote.
Some Shiv Sena MLAs dissented from the party whip, Zirwal claimed following the vote count. It should be verified that it was recorded, and appropriate action should be taken against them.
Up to 12 MLAs were not present for Sunday’s House proceedings.
Two of them, Laxman Jagtap and Mukta Tilak, have major medical conditions, and Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik, two NCP lawmakers, are currently incarcerated in connection with several money laundering cases.