Ahead of Saturday’s floor test for the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in the Maharashtra Assembly, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut claimed that the alliance has the support of 170 plus MLAs. He tweeted saying:
The Shiv Sena has 56 members in the 288-member House. The Nationalist Congress Part (NCP) has 54 members while the Congress has 44 lawmakers. The alliance’s strength at 154 is comfortably above the minimum requirement of 145 or a simple majority.
The floor test will be held in the afternoon at the special session two-day sitting of the legislative assembly. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari had asked Thackeray to prove majority by December 3.