August 19, 2022

Rahul Narwekar, a first-time MLA, was elected because the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting on Sunday defeating Shiv Sena candidate Rajan Salvi.

The put up of the Speaker was vacant after Congress’ Nana Patole resigned from the workplace in February 2021, to take cost because the social gathering’s state unit chief. Within the absence of a Speaker, Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal was taking part in the a part of an appearing Speaker within the Home.

The Speaker elections had been held after Eknath Shinde, who led a insurrection to convey down the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities, took oath because the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on June 30. The brand new Maharashtra Cupboard has referred to as a particular session of the state meeting for 2 days — July 3 and July 4.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated that Narwekar is the “youngest speaker” within the nation. Apparently, Narwekar’s father-in-law Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, a Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) member is the Chairman of the state Legislative Council.

“Rahul Narwekar is the youngest Speaker of the Meeting, not solely in Maharashtra however throughout the nation… He’s the son-in-law of the Legislative Council Chairman who’s from NCP, Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar. So Meeting Speaker is Rahul Narwekar, the son-in-law and Legislative Council chairman, Ramraje Naik Nimbalakar is the father-in-law,” Fadnavis added.

Nonetheless, Twitterati do not appear to agree with Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis. A Twitterati famous that Shivraj Patil was the youngest speaker on the age of 42 years, 5 months and 5 days.

Who’s Rahul Narwekar?

The brand new Speaker was related to the Nationalist Congress Occasion and Shiv Sena up to now.

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Narwekar (45), a sitting MLA from Colaba, left Shiv Sena in 2014 to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Maval constituency as a NCP candidate. Nonetheless, he suffered defeat however was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Council and remained its member until 2019.

He contested the Meeting elections from the Colaba seat on BJP’s ticket and emerged victorious.

Narwekar (45) obtained a complete of 164 votes in help and 107 went to Shiv Sena candidate’s account. Through the Speaker elections, 12 members had been absent and three legislators abstained from the voting.

Within the two-day particular session of the Meeting starting Sunday, the Shinde-Fadnavis authorities should show its majority on the ground of the Home on Monday in a Vote of Confidence.

(With inputs from companies)

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