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Nana Patole of Cong elected Speaker as BJP nominee withdraws

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Senior Congress MLA Nana Patole was on Sunday elected Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Pro tem speaker Dilip Walse Patil made the announcement after BJP candidate Kisan Kathore withdrew his nomination earlier in the day.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and some senior MLAs then escorted Patole to the Speaker's chair.

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First Published: Sun, December 01 2019. 11:35 IST