Maharashtra speaker Rahul Narvekar. Photo: PTI
Mumbai: On expected lines, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Rahul Narwekar was elected the new Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly here on Sunday.
He defeated his sole rival - the Maha Vikas Aghadi-backed Shiv Sena candidate Rajan Salvi - with a comfortable margin.
The elections were held by a division of votes on the first of the two-day Special Assembly Session ordered by the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, last weekend.
On June 4, the Chief Minister Eknath S. Shinde, supported by the BJP, will seek a 'vote of confidence' in the new government sworn-in on June 30 after the collapse of the MVA government.