Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra will have to prove its majority in the assembly today. In Maha Vikas Aghadi, a coalition of three parties (Congress, NCP, and Shiv Sena), Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs, NCP has 54 and Congress has 44 MLAs. The majority figure to prove the majority is 145 whereas, the Grand Alliance has 154 MLAs. After this, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly will be elected on Sunday itself. At the same time, the opposition leader will also be announced. On Sunday, the Governor will also give his address. The majority will be proved at 2 pm today.
Uddhav Thackeray was given time by the first governor to prove his majority by 3 December. But, since taking oath as Chief Minister, he wants to prove it as soon as possible. It is being said that Thackeray wants to expand the cabinet soon. Before the majority test, Maha Vikas Aghadi has removed BJP’s Kalidas Columbkar from the Protem Speaker and NCP’s Dilip Valsay Patil has been appointed as the new Protem Speaker. The Maha Vikas Aghadi claimed the support of 162 legislators at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday after the political turmoil in Maharashtra.