Smooth sailing for Uddhav, ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ Wins Trust Vote

169 votes in support of coalition government

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Uddhav Thackeray passes required number to prove majority. At the final headcount, it was 169 for Uddhav Thackeray.

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This victory took place as the BJP staged a walk out alleging that the assembly session was unconstitutional. Devendra Fadnavis argued on four points:

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>> Why was protem speaker changed?

>> Why national song was not played before the Assembly began?

>> BJP was informed at 1 am about the trust vote, hence not all BJP MLAs could be present.

>> Oath taken by ministers unconstitutional.

The 169 number is past the 145 mark that Uddhav needed to win the floor test.

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