List of Leader of the Opposition of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

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Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
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Incumbent
Devendra Fadnavis

since 01 December 2019
Bhartiya Janata Party
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
StyleThe Hon’ble
Member ofMaharashtra Legislative Assembly
Reports toGovernment of Maharashtra
ResidenceMumbai
SeatMaharashtra Legislature
NominatorMembers of Official Opposition
AppointerSpeaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Term lengthDuring the life of the vidhan Sabha (five years maximum)
PrecursorVijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar,
(Indian National Congress)
(2019 – 2019)
Inaugural holderAli Muhammad Khan Dehlavi
(All-India Muslim League)
(1937–1939)
DeputySudhir Mungantiwar
Salary - approximately
Website-

The Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is an elected Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly who leads the official opposition in the Lower house of the Maharashtra Legislature. The Leader of the opposition Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is the Legislature Speaker of the party with the most seats after the government party.

Leaders of the Opposition

The Assembly's opposition parties elect a Leader of the Opposition. This is commonly the leader of the largest non-government party, and is recognized as such by the Speaker. The following is the list of Leaders of the Opposition in the Assembly.[1]

Sr No Leader of Opposition Party Tenure Reference
Pre-Independence Bombay Legislative Assembly (1937–47)
1 Ali Muhammad Khan Dehlavi AIML 1937 1939
2 A. A. Khan 1946 1947
Post-Independence Bombay Legislative Assembly (1947–60)
(2) A. A. Khan Muslim League 1947 1952
3 Tulsidas Jadhav PWPI 1952 1955
4 S. M. Joshi PSP 1958 1959
5 Udhavrao Patil PWPI 1958 1959
6 Vitthal Devidas Deshpande CPI 1959 1960
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (born 1960)
7 Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare SCF 1960 1962
8 Krishnarao Dhulap PWPI 1962 1972
9 Dinkar Patil 7 April 1972 July 1977
10 Ganpatrao Deshmukh 18 July 1977 February 1978
11 Uttamrao Patil JP 28 March 1978 17 July 1978
12 Prabha Rau Congress February 1979 13 July 1979
13 Pratibha Patil 16 July 1979 February 1980
14 Sharad Pawar Congress (S) 3 July 1980 1 August 1981
15 December 1983 14 January 1985
21 March 1985 14 December 1986
15 Babanrao Dhakne JP 17 December 1981 14 December 1986
16 Nihal Ahmed 14 December 1986 26 November 1987
17 Datta Patil PWPI 27 November 1987 22 December 1988
18 Mrinal Gore JP 23 December 1988 19 October 1989
(17) Datta Patil PWPI 20 October 1989 3 March 1990
19 Manohar Joshi Shiv Sena 22 March 1990 12 December 1991
20 Gopinath Munde BJP 12 December 1991 14 March 1995
21 Madhukarrao Pichad Congress 25 March 1995 15 July 1999
22 Narayan Rane Shiv Sena 22 October 1999 12 July 2005 [2]
23 Ramdas Kadam 1 October 2005 3 November 2009 [3]
24 Eknath Khadse BJP 11 November 2009 8 November 2014 [4][5]
25 Eknath Shinde Shiv Sena 12 November 2014 5 December 2014 [6][7][8]
26 Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil Congress 23 December 2014 5 June 2019 [9]
27 Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar 24 June 2019 9 November 2019 [10][11]
28 Devendra Fadnavis BJP 1 December 2019 Incumbent [12][13][14]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Legislative Assembly Leaders of the Opposition" (PDF) (in Marathi). Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Rane made Opposition leader in Maharashtra Assembly". Outlook. 31 October 2004. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Kadam is the new Opposition leader". Daily News & Analysis. 2 October 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Maharashtra leader Eknath Khadse quits: NCP's gain, but is it BJP's loss?". The Hindustan Times. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  5. ^ Sanjay Jog (21 October 2020). "From Sarpanch to Revenue Minister: Here's a look at Eknath Khadse's political journey". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  6. ^ Alok Deshpande & B. Muralidhar Reddy (10 November 2014). "After NCP support to BJP, Sena to sit in Opposition". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  7. ^ Dhaval Kulkarni (13 November 2014). "Shiv Sena to sit in Opposition with leader Eknath Shinde". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde resigns from Leader of Opposition's post". The Economic Times. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Maharashtra finally gets full-time opposition leaders". Business Standard. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  10. ^ Abhiram Ghadyalpatil (24 June 2019). "Congress' Vijay Wadettiwar is new Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra assembly". Mint. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  11. ^ Priyanka Kakodkar (24 June 2019). "Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar appointed leader of opposition in Maharashtra assembly". Mint. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  12. ^ Anuja (2 December 2019). "Devendra Fadnavis elected leader of opposition, Congress gets speaker post". Mint. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Devendra Fadnavis Elected As Leader Of Opposition In Maharashtra Assembly". NDTV. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Devendra Fadnavis elected Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra". Asian News International. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2021.