Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis government clears first hurdle, wins trust vote

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Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis government clears first hurdle, wins trust vote .
Maharashtra, Nov 12: The first ever BJP led minority government won the trust vote motion in Maharashtra which was carried by a voice vote. As per reports, NCP, INC did not participate in the voice vote.

BJP led by Devendra Fadnavis has passed its floor test by winning the voice vote in the Maharashtra Assembly.

Earlier in the day, BJP's Haribhau Bagade became the new Maharashtra Assembly Speaker after the Shiv Sena and Congress withdrew their candidates.

It was a cakewalk for Haribhau Bagade after the Shiv Sena withdrew its candidate Vijay Auti and Congress withdrew Varsha Gaikwad for the speaker's post. After this, Haribhau Bagde was elected speaker of the assembly unanimously.

Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde will be Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly.

Reportedly, Shiv Sena, Congress voted against the BJP government, while NCP legislators despite being present in the House, abstained from voting.

Though it is being expected that Shiv Sena is likely to ask for a division of votes, reports say that the newly-elected speaker Haribhau Bagde would not seek division of votes.

Reports are also saying that the lone MNS candidate from Pune supported the BJP in the trust vote.

Now that BJP has won the trust vote, what is to be seen is what decision will the BJP and the Sena take about latter's role in the government.

Since the declaration of the Assembly election results in Maharashtra, flip flop over Shiv Sena and BJP coming together in the state has continued. However, the BJP has made it pretty clear that it will only accept Shiv Sena as part of the government if Sena does not put any conditions.

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