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Maharashtra: MVA fields Sena's Rajan Salvi for Assembly Speaker post against BJP's Rahul Narvekar

Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat said Salvi is the opposition's candidate for the election to the speaker's post.

Reported By : Atul Singh Edited By : Paras Bisht | Mumbai
Updated on: July 02, 2022 15:09 IST
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MVA nominee Rajan Salvi filed nominations for Maharashtra Assembly Speaker's poll. 

 

Highlights

  • MVA fields Sena's Rajan Salvi for Assembly Speaker post
  • First-time BJP legislator Rahul Narvekar also filed his nomination
  • The election for the post will held on July 3

Shiv Sena MLA Rajan Salvi on Saturday filed his nomination as the Maha Vikas Aghadi's (MVA) candidate for the post of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker, the election for which will be held on July 3. On Friday, first-time BJP legislator Rahul Narvekar had filed his nomination for the post. While Narvekar represents the Colaba Assembly constituency in Mumbai, Salvi is the MLA from Rajapur segment in Ratnagiri district.

The deadline for filing the nomination papers was 12 noon on Saturday. The post of assembly speaker has been lying vacant since Nana Patole of Congress resigned in February last year to become the party's state unit president.

Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat said Salvi is the opposition's candidate for the election to the speaker's post. Jayant Patil, Dhananjay Munde (NCP), Ashok Chavan (Congress), Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena) were prominent among those who were present with Salvi when he filed his papers here.

A special two-day Assembly session has been convened on July 3 and 4. While election for the speaker's post will be held on Sunday, the newly sworn-in Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, in whose cabinet BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis is the deputy CM, will face the floor test the next day. 

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