‘Session Not Held As Per Rules’: BJP MLAs Stage Walkout From Maharashtra Assembly As Trust Vote Headcount BeginsFormer Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. 

Today’s (30 November) session in the Maharashtra Assembly was off to a stormy start as Bharatiya Janata Party members, led by former CM Devendra Fadnavis, argued that the two-day special session was in violation of rules, reports News18.

"This assembly session is not per rules. This session started without Vande Mataram. It is a violation of rule," says Fadnavis. .

However, the pro tem Speaker Dilip Walse-Patil rejected the contentions saying the special session was as per the directives of Governor B S Koshyari.

Fadnavis also opposed the holding of a trust vote without the election of speaker first. BJP's Maharashtra unit chief Chandrakant Patil has termed the changing of the pro tem speaker to be legally wrong.

BJP MLAs staged a walkout from the trust vote in opposition to the alleged violation of rules, even as the pro tem speaker ordered for a headcount to take place.

(With inputs from IANS)

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