Eknath Shinde Wins Trust Vote by a 164-99 Margin

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Published: July 4,2022 12:21 PM
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde proved his government's majority in the Assembly today

July 4, 2022: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde proved his government's majority in the Assembly today. While Eknath Shinde camp received 164 votes, the Opposition camp got 99.



Aaditya Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, voted against the whip issued by the Shiv Sena chief whip Bharat Gogawale, appointed last night, and may face disqualification proceedings.



Interestingly, the Opposition got 107 votes in the election for Speaker yesterday. While one switched to the Shinde camp, the rest did not show up for the vote. Team Thackeray MLA Santosh Bangar joined the Eknath Shinde camp minutes before the trust vote. The Shinde camp now has a total of 40 Shiv Sena MLAs.



Congress' Vijay Wadettiwar and Zeeshan Siddiqui did not show up today, and former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan reached after the vote. NCP's Sangram Jagtap was missing too. All four were present yesterday. Samajwadi Party's Abu Azmi and Rais Shaikh, and AIMIM's Shah Farukh Anwar abstained from voting.