Maharashtra Temporary Speaker Changed:
BJP May Approach SC
Mumbai: The BJP in Maharashtra said it could petition the Supreme Court against the installation by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition in the state assembly of a pro-tem or provisional Speaker. Today's trust vote proceedings, in which Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will have to prove his majority, will be conducted by temporary Speaker Dilip Walse Patil of the NCP. A permanent Speaker will be elected tomorrow. Dilip Walse Patil replaced the BJP's Kalidas Kolambkar yesterday as the temporary Speaker for the two-day special assembly session that begins today.