New Delhi: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has called a special session of the state assembly, asking Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to prove his majority on the floor of the House. The Governor referred to a letter received from 7 independent MLAs and media reports of 39 MLAs withdrawing support to the MVA government on the call for a floor test.
Here’s what Governor Koshyari’s letter to the Maharashtra Assembly Secretary said on tomorrow’s floor test:
A special session of Maharashtra will be called on June 30 at 11 am with the sole agenda of a trust vote against the Chief Minister.
The proceedings of the floor test shall in any case be concluded by 5 PM and shall not be postponed for any reason whatsoever.
Members shall rise from their seats for the purpose of counting of votes.
Appropriate arrangements should be made for live telecast of the proceedings of the House.
The entire proceedings of the trust vote shall be videographed by the Assembly Secretariat through an independent agency and submitted to the Governor.
Adequate security arrangements should be made outside and inside the Vidhan Bhavan to maintain the sanctity of the voting process in view of the provocative statements made by some leaders.
On Thursday, a letter was issued to the Chief Minister regarding the floor test.
first published:June 29, 2022, 12:01 p.m.