Ahead of the Maharashtra floor test, Congress MLA Nana Patole has been chosen as the party’s candidate for the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker’s election, sources said on Saturday (November 30).
Patole represents the Sakoli Assembly segment in Vidarbha.
“Patole will be our candidate for the Speaker’s election,” a senior Congress leader told PTI.
The election for the post of Speaker will be held on Sunday.
According to reports, the decision to nominate Patole for Speaker’s post has been taken to reach out to the agrarian communities. Patole was earlier the leader of Congress’ Kisan Wing. He had in the past contested against the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari from Nagpur but failed to achieve victory.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led government will face a floor test later in the day.