Mumbai: Maharashtra government has convened a special session of the assembly for its floor test on Saturday. The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), which has submitted the letters of the support of 166 MLAs while staking claim to form the government, has been asked by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to submit letters of support by December 3.
The MVA claims that its support base has grown to 170 members in the 288-seat assembly. Election of the new speaker of the Assembly is also expected to be held during the session. On the recommendations of MVA government, the Maharashtra governor has appointed senior NCP legislator Dilip Walse Patil as protem speaker in the place of Kalidas Kolambkar.