The fate of no-trust motion moved by Shiv Sena against the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra hanged in balance on the second day of the winter session here today.
The motion submitted by Shiv Sena to the Speaker on November 27, came up for mentioning today but the party failed to pursue it which virtually amounted to the motion getting lapsed.
As per the rule 95 of the State Legislature, the no-confidence motion needs to be mentioned in the Lower House within two days and accordingly Speaker Dilip Walse Patil asked the Opposition, particularly Shiv Sena group leader Subhash Desai, whether to take up the motion today.
Other political parties including the BJP and MNS were not supporting the motion moved by Shiv Sena.
The speaker allowed Shiv Sena to take more time to decide on the issue till the House was adjourned for the day.
However, after successive adjournments in the Lower House over other issues today, Deputy Speaker Vasant Purke who was in Chair, adjourned the House for the day without Opposition taking up the no-confidence motion.
Later, Speaker Dilip Walse Patil told PTI that he would consult Principal Secretary of State Legislature, Anant Kalse and other concerned to know the fate of no-confidence motion.
The no-confidence is the most important weapon for the Opposition and needs to be taken seriously, an official said.
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