Mumbai: Two days after being sworn in, Maha Vikas Aghadi government of Maharashtra led by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, passed the floor test on Saturday. The president of Shiv Sena, who sworn in on Thursday as chief minister, formed a coalition government with the support of the NCP and Congress.
The floor test began with high drama as the leaders of the BJP, led by Fadnavis, walked out just before the vote. The BJP is protesting against the selection of Nationalist Congress Party's Dilip Walse Patil as temporary speaker. Patil had replaced BJP's Kalidas Kolambkar as pro-tem speaker and a permanent speaker will be elected tomorrow. Thackeray leads an alliance of the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of Sharad Pawar and the Congress, also known as Maha Vikas Aghadi.