Maharashtra Political Crisis: Senior-most MLA should be made pro-tem speaker, says Congress ahead of floor test

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New Delhi | November 26, 2019 3:52 PM

The party's assertion comes ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly floor test on Wednesday after the Supreme Court gave directions for holding it on Wednesday.

Maharashtra Political Crisis, Maharashtra Politics, Maharashtra government, Maharashtra assembly, Maharashtra floor test, floor test, Abhishek Singhvi “It is a tradition that the senior-most (legislator) is made pro-tem speaker. We go by conventions and traditions,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters. (ANI)

The Congress on Tuesday called for the appointment of the senior-most lawmaker in Maharashtra Assembly as pro-tem speaker, saying precedents and conventions should be followed. The party’s assertion comes ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly floor test on Wednesday after the Supreme Court gave directions for holding it on Wednesday.

“It has happened in nine cases. If you remember in Karnataka, first K G Bopaiah ji was made speaker, but then he was changed as he was not senior-most. So automatically, it is a tradition that the senior-most (legislator) is made pro-tem speaker. We go by conventions and traditions,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.

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