BJP’s Rahul Narvekar elected Maharashtra Assembly Speaker

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After the formation of the new government, BJP candidate Rahul Narvekar won the election for the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly during a two-day special session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

  • Rahul Narvekar (164 votes) defeated Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress joint candidate Rajan Salvi (107 votes).

  • He is an MLA from the Colaba Assembly seat of Maharashtra.

  • In the assembly elections held in 2019, Rahul became an MLA for the first time.

  • Rahul Narvekar is the youngest Speaker of the entire country.

  • In the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, the post of the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly was vacant since February 2021 after the resignation of Congress leader Nana Patole.

  • About Maharashtra State 

  • This state was created on May 1, 1960, on the demand of Marathi speaking people.

  • Maharashtra is the top sugar producing state of India.

  • Its capital is Mumbai which is also known as the largest city of India and the economic capital of the country.

  • The only salt water lake formed by the collision of meteorites is Lunar Lake which is in Maharashtra itself.

  • Asia's first train started on 16 April 1853 between Mumbai and Thane.

  • Godavari and Krishna are the major rivers of the state.

  • The highest peak of Maharashtra is Kalsubai Peak.

  • Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari

  • Chief Minister- Eknath Shinde

  • Deputy Chief Minister- Devendra Fadnavis

  • Legislative Council Member - 78

  • Member of Legislative Assembly - 288

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