Congress leader Nana Patole elected as Maharashtra Assembly Speaker unopposed

Newly elected Maharashtra Assembly Speaker and Congress leader Nana Patole.  Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Dec 01, 2019, 11.47 AM (IST)

The Maha Vikas Aghadi candidate and Congress leader Nana Patole was elected as Maharashtra Assembly Speaker unopposed on Sunday.

Earlier BJP's nominee for the Speaker Kisan Kathore pulled out of the race in order to keep up with the tradition of electing the speaker unopposed. 

''We had nominated Kisan Kathore for the post of assembly speaker, but in the all-party meeting, other parties requested us and it has been a tradition that speaker is appointed unopposed, so we accepted the request&withdrew our candidate's name,'' said BJP leader and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. 

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Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minsiter Uddhav Thackeray said in the assembly that Nana Patole has also come from a farmer family and he was confident that Patole will give justice to everyone. 

Earlier Nationalist Congress Party's Chagan Bhujbal said that Opposition had filled the form for the post of Assembly Speaker, but after a request by other MLAs and to keep the dignity of Assembly intact, they have taken back the name. 

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Earlier BJP's nominee for the Speaker Kisan Kathore pulled out of the race in order to keep up with the tradition of electing the speaker unopposed.