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  • Presiding officers of 2 houses are in-laws
  • BJP's Rahul Narwekar is new Maha Speaker
  • His father-in-law is chief of Legislative Council

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Rahul Narwekar is Maharashtra Assembly's new speaker: all you need to know

BJP MLA Rahul Narwekar has become the new Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly. His father-in-law Ramraje Naik of NCP is the chairperson of the Legislative Council.

Maharashtra on Sunday became the only state in the country where the presiding officers of the Legislature are in-laws.

BJP MLA Rahul Narwekar has become the new Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly. His father-in-law Ramraje Naik of NCP is the chairperson of the Legislative Council.

45-year-old Narwekar is also the youngest ever Assembly Speaker in the country.

The legislator from Mumbai's Colaba Assembly constituency has been associated with the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party in the past.

Narwekar, whose brother Makarand is a corporator from Colaba, was a spokesperson of the youth wing of Shiv Sena in early years. He quit that party and joined NCP in 2014.

He had then claimed that inaccessibility of party top brass prompted him to quit the Sena.

Narwekar contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Maval, losing to Shrirang Appa Barne of the Shiv Sena.

Also watch: Escorted by Maharashtra CM Shinde, rebel Shiv Sena MLAs return to Mumbai

He joined the BJP before the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly polls from Colaba. He won the Colaba Assembly seat, defeating Congress' Ashok Jagtap.

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