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Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA wins trust vote in Maharashtra Assembly, gets 169 votes

Maharashtra Floor Test Live Updates: The Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government won the floor test in Maharashtra assembly on Saturday. The alliance crossed the 145 mark with ease and secured 169 votes during trust-vote motion.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 30, 2019 15:00 IST
Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA wins trust vote in Maharashtra Assembly, gets 169 votes

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi won the floor test in Maharashtra assembly on Saturday.

Governor BS Koshyari has asked Thackeray to prove majority by December 3.

NCP leader Dilip Walse Patil, who was appointed pro-tem speaker on Friday replacing Kalidas Kolambkar of the BJP, will conduct the floor test which will be held through a head count.

Thackeray was sworn-in as the chief minister on Thursday evening along with six other ministers - two each from the Sena, the Congress and the NCP. The MVA is an alliance of the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress.

Here are the updates:

02:51 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray-led alliance crossed the majority figure of 145 votes

Maha Vikas Aghaadi secures 169 votes in trust vote motion, proves majority. Not a single vote was moved against the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress alliance led government as the BJP legislators boycotted =proceedings

02:51 PM IST

Maharashtra session unconstitutional and illegal: Fadnavis

This session is unconstitutional and illegal. Appointment of Pro-tem Speaker was also unconstitutional. 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: Opposition leader Fadnavis

02:43 PM IST

Trust vote begins

02:42 PM IST

Pro-tem speaker walks members through trust vote proceedings

"All who are in favour should stand call his name and the serial number and sit back," pro-tem speaker said explaining the method of voting.

02:39 PM IST

Trust vote through open ballot, not secret ballot: Pro-tem speaker

SC has directed to complete the voting process through open ballot instead of secret ballot, which we have decided to follow in letter and spirit: Pro-Tem speaker

02:36 PM IST

BJP legislators boycott the house proceedings

BJP MLAs walk out of Maharashtra Assembly after pro-tem speaker orders head count on motion of confidence.

02:31 PM IST

Ashok Chavan moves trust vote, backed by NCP and Shiv Sena

Congress' Ashok Chavan moves trust vote on behalf of Maha Vikas Aghadi. The trust vote was seconded by NCP leader Nawab Malik, Shiv Sena Eknath Shinde and NCP leader Jayant Patil.

02:29 PM IST

Speaker takes on Fadnavis' objections on the floor test

Maharashtra assembly speaker has indicated that floor test will be conducted shortly after countering Opposition leader Fadnavis' doubts. The speaker further read out the SC order.

02:22 PM IST

'Act of replacing Pro-tem Speaker illegal', says Fadnavis

"The act of replacing the Pro-Tem speaker was illegal and has never happened in the history": Fadnavis

02:21 PM IST

Fadnavis says swearing-in of Thackeray cabinet not according to Constitution

Fadnavis says, "The swearing in of the Thackeray cabinet was not according to the provisions of Constitution. "

02:18 PM IST

Pro-tem Speaker asks members to maintain dignity of the House

The pro-tem Speaker says, "the proceeding of the House is being telecast live according to the order of the Supreme Court. Members are requested to maintain the dignity of the House." This is while the former CM Fadnavis is speaking.

02:14 PM IST

Oppn members enter well of House

Opposition members enter into the well of the House, sloganeering against government's decision of convening session 'illegally'

02:13 PM IST

'Guv's right to summon fresh Assembly session': Pro-tem Speaker

Pro-Tem speaker Dilip Walse Patil says, "It is the right of the Governor to summon a fresh sitting of the legislature within seven days of the special session held on November 27 to administer oath to the newly elected members."

02:10 PM IST

Pro-tem Speaker says Fadnavis didn't seek permission to raise point of procedure

The Pro-tem Speaker Walse Patil tells Fadnavis, "You did not asked for the permission to raise point of procedure."

02:08 PM IST

'We were informed about the session at midnight': Fadnavis

"We were informed about the session at midnight. Government wanted to keep our members away form it," says Fadnavis.

First published: Nov 30, 2019 09:28 IST