Mumbai: As expected Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s government supported by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday sailed through the ‘vote of confidence’ in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
Shinde-led government won the trust vote by 164-99 margin. Three members were abstained from the voting.
This is the second big legislative victory for the Shinde government — sworn-in on June 30 along with Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis — in the past two days.
On Sunday, the alliance candidate and BJP’s advocate Rahul Narwekar was elected the new Speaker, trouncing the Maha Vikas Alliance’s Shiv Sena nominee Rajan Salvi with a comfortable margin.
The Speaker election followed by the trust vote for the Shinde-led government comes on the second day of the 2-day Special Session of the Assembly convened by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.