List of Leader of the Opposition of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
|Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
|Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
|Member of||Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
|Reports to||Government of Maharashtra|
|Nominator||Members of Official Opposition|
|Appointer||Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
|Term length||During the life of the vidhan Sabha (five years maximum)|
|Precursor||Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar, |
(Indian National Congress)
(2019 – 2019)
|Inaugural holder||Ali Muhammad Khan Dehlavi |
(All-India Muslim League)
|Salary||₹ - approximately|
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.
|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|
|4||S. M. Joshi||PSP||1958||1959|
|6||Vitthal Devidas Deshpande||CPI||1959||1960|
|Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (born 1960)|
|7||Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare||SCF||1960||1962|
|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|||
|23||Ramdas Kadam||1 October 2005||3 November 2009|||
|24||Eknath Khadse||BJP||11 November 2009||8 November 2014|||
|25||Eknath Shinde||Shiv Sena||12 November 2014||5 December 2014|||
|26||Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil||Congress||23 December 2014||5 June 2019|||
|27||Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar||24 June 2019||9 November 2019|||
|28||Devendra Fadnavis||BJP||1 December 2019||Incumbent|||
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