BJP candidate Rahul Narwekar elected as the Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly;he received a total of 164 votes in support and 107 against him.
Samajwadi Party (SP) abstains from voting against BJP candidate Rahul Narwekar. Both its MLAs Abu Azmi and Raees Shaikh kept sitting during the head count.
AIMIM also abstains from voting against BJP candidate Rahul Narwekar. Final head count against him is 107. He had received 164 votes in support.
BJP MLA Rahul Narwekar takes charge as the Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly amid chants of “Jai Bhavani, Jai Shivaji”, “Jai Sri Ram”, “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram”.