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Maharashtra: Big win for Eknath Shinde as he comfortably sails through floor test in Assembly

Eknath Shinde was sworn in as CM on June 30, a day after Uddhav Thackeray quit the post. BJP's Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as the deputy CM.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: July 04, 2022 15:01 IST
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs
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Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs during the Special session of Maharashtra Assembly, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, Monday, July 4, 2022.

Maharashtra floor test: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday won the crucial floor test in the state Assembly on the last day of the two-day special session of the House. In the 288-member House, 164 MLAs voted for the motion of confidence, while 99 voted against it. Three legislators abstained from voting, while 21 legislators, including Congress's Ashok Chavan and Vijay Wadettiwar, were absent during the trust vote. Speaker Rahul Narvekar announced that the trust vote was carried by a majority vote. After the death of a Shiv Sena MLA recently, the current strength of the Assembly is reduced to 287, thus the majority mark is 144. Last month, Eknath Shinde launched a rebellion against the Sena. Majority of MLAs sided with him, which led to the collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government led by Uddhav Thackeray. Shinde was sworn in as the chief minister on June 30, a day after Thackeray quit the post. BJP's Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as the deputy CM.

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  • 12:38 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:02 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 11:53 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

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  • 11:25 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 11:24 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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