Former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was elected as Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly on December 01. The newly appointed speaker of the House Nana Patole has made the announcement. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and senior leaders of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress congratulated Fadnavis. On November 30, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, along with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress passed the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly with 169 votes. account of severe crop damage due to heavy rains.