Senior NCP leader Dilip Walse- Patil was appointed as pro-tem Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly on Friday ahead of the floor test of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government.
NCP sources confirmed that Patil has been appointed as pro-tem Speaker.
The floor test is likely to be conducted on Saturday, they said.
Ambegaon MLA Patil, serving his seventh term as a legislator, replaced the BJP's Kalidas Kolambkar, who was appointed as pro-tem Speaker earlier when the MLAs were administered oath.
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as chief minister on Thursday.