The confrontation between the Uddhav Thackeray government and the Governor of Maharashtra escalated, the request was rejected by the Raj Bhavan.
This post is vacant since February last year
the matter is pending in court
sources told, "The Secretary-in-Charge of the State Parliamentary Affairs Department was informed on Tuesday by the Principal Secretary to the Governor that the date for holding the elections could not be fixed as the matter was sub-judice." Patole had on Tuesday criticized Koshyari for the delay in clearing the date for holding the Speaker’s election.
Nana Patole had said that Congress has decided the name of its candidate for the post of President and will announce it after the date of election. Significantly, there has been a war of words between the MVA government and Koshyari over various issues in the past.