Uddhav Thackeray-led government likely to face floor test today

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance led by Uddhav Thackeray is likely to face floor test in the Assembly on Saturday. The Maha Vikas Aghadi government government has convened a special session of the assembly for its floor test tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra governor has appointed senior NCP legislator Dilip Walse Patil as protem speaker in the place of Kalidas Kolambkar. Dilip Walse-Patil is from Ambegaon, Maharashtra, and a six-time Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Thackeray, who is also the Shiv Sena president, was sworn-in as the chief minister on Thursday evening and hours later, presided over his government’s first cabinet meeting.

Besides Thackeray, six other ministers – two each from the Sena, the Congress and the NCP – also took oath. In the 288 member assembly, the Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs, while the NCP and Congress have 54 and 44 respectively. The BJP is the single largest party with 105 seats.

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