Eknath Shinde-Led Govt Wins Trust Vote In Maharashtra Assembly
Mumbai: The Eknath Shinde-led government won the floor test in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly with 164 votes today hence proving his majority in the House.
The newly sworn-in Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who along with 39 other MLAs rebelled against his party Shiv Sena, was to prove his majority on the floor of the House. The exercise started with a voice vote but after the Opposition demanded a division of votes method, Speaker Narvekar asked supporting and opposing MLAs to be seated on either side of the Chair in the House.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and All India Majlise e Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) opted out of voting while eight legislators of the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance remained absent during the exercise.