Mumbai: Congress MLA Nana Patole was elected unopposed for the post of Maharashtra Assembly Speaker this morning.
Nana Patole, 56, a four-time MLA, was elected after the opposition BJP withdrew the candidature of its nominee Kisan Kathore.
Patole represent the Sakoli Assembly segment in Vidarbha.
He was with the Congress earlier but quit and contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on a BJP ticket before rebelling and returning to the Congress.
The election for the Speaker held today, a day after the ruling Sena-Congress-NCP alliance cleared a floor test conducted by a pro-tem Speaker – NCP MLA Dilip Walse Patil.