Vicky Nanjappa

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Maharashtra: With Supreme Court’s cloud hanging can Narhari Zirwal conduct the floor test

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

New Delhi, Jun 29: A crucial floor test would be held in Maharashtra on June 30, 11 am where Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been asked to prove his majority.

It would be interesting to see who would conduct the floor test as the post of Speaker in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly has been lying vacant since February. In this case, Article 180 would come into play as it authorises the deputy speaker to conduct the floor test.

However there is cloud over Narhari Zirwal following the Supreme Court order on Monday. While the Supreme Court shielded Eknath Shinde and 15 other rebels of the Shiv Sena from disqualification, it also questioned the competence of the deputy speaker in deciding complaints under the anti-defection law.

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