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Fadnavis to seek trust vote on Nov 12

A three-day session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly will be held from November 10 in which the Devendra Fadnavis-led government will seek a vote of confidence.

The trust vote will be sought on November 12 after all the newly elected MLAs take oath. The protem Speaker will be elected on November 10, according to sources in the Chief Minister’s office.

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has given Chief Minister Fadnavis 15 days from the day of swearing-in of his government to prove its majority in the 288-member House.

After the death of an MLA, BJP’s strength in the Assembly has come down to 121, but it has claimed support of all seven independents and six others from smaller parties.

NCP with 41 MLAs has declared outside support to the BJP government and said it will abstain from voting on the trust motion if the 63-member Shiv Sena was to sit in the opposition, helping it sail through.

If Sena comes on board, the BJP government will have no problem proving its majority in the House.

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