Congress' Nana Patole elected as speaker of Maharashtra legislative assembly

बीजेपी ने अपPatole was elected as the speaker unopposed after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew the nomination of its candidate. BJP had fielded Kishan Kathore against Patole.ने उम्मीदवार किशन कथोरे का नाम एन वक्त पर वापस ले लिया

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With Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi in power, Congress leader Nana Patole was elected as the speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Sunday. 

Patole was elected as the speaker unopposed after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew the nomination of its candidate. BJP had fielded Kishan Kathore against Patole.

On November 30, Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi managed to prove the majority of their government and won the trust vote with 169 MLAs. During the floor test, BJP MLAs staged a walked out in the legislative assembly.

As this happened, Devendra Fadnavis registered his protest saying that the “ongoing proceedings” of the Maharashtra legislative assembly are “unconstitutional” and “illegal”. 

Fadnavis also stated that the appointment of pro-tem speaker Dilip Walse Patil was “unconstitutional” as well. Meanwhile, the former Maharashtra CM was elected as Leader of Opposition (LoP) on December 1 in the same assembly.

Earlier in December 2017, Nana Patole left the BJP accusing Narendra Modi government of being “anti-farmer”. Later, Patole joined the Congress while aggressively campaigning against the BJP in Narendra Modi’s home state during the Gujarat assembly polls. 

During 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Patole got the title of being a “giant killer” after defeating Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel in Bhandara-Gondiya. In 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Patole contested against Nitin Gadkari but lost the elections. 

In his resignation letter, Patole had expressed several reasons while attacking the Maharashtra government earlier in relations to the implementation of farm loan waiver schemes. 

Patole is known as a leader of farmers and Other Backward Community (OBC). He was first elected as an MLA in 1999 on Congress ticket. Patole remained with Congress till 2008 and joined BJP in 2009.

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Congress leader Patole has succeeded BJP leader Haribhau Bagade as the speaker of Maharashtra legislative assembly. 

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