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Probable candidates for post of Pro-tem Speaker in Maharashtra


New Delhi, Nov 26: Amid the political drama, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that an open ballot floor test shall be held in Maharashtra on November 27, Wednesday.

A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna asked the Governor's office to appoint a Pro-tem Speaker, who will conduct the floor test on Wednesday.

Probable candidates for post of Pro-Tem Speaker in Maharashtra

The court directed to complete the proceedings by 5 pm in which the Pro-tem Speaker would administer the oath to the newly-elected members of legislative Assembly, followed by voting.

Hold open ballot floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow orders Supreme Court

Pro-tem Speaker is likely to play an important role in the Assembly during the floor test of the Devendra Fadnavis government.

A per the convention, the seniority of an MLA is considered during the appointment of a pro-tem speaker of the Assembly.

At present in the Maharashtra Assembly, two senior-most leaders of the are Balasaheb Thorat of Congress and Kalidas Kolambkar of BJP.

Probable candidates for post of pro-tem Speaker

  • Balasaheb Thorat, Congress MLA
  • Kalidas Kalamkar, BJP MLA from Mumbai
  • KC Padavi, Congress
  • Hitendra Thakur, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi
  • Dilip Valse Patil, NCP member and Former Speaker
  • Baban Pachpute, BJP MLA

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