JMM MLA SS Bhokta elected Jharkhand Assembly speaker unopposed

Ranchi, PTI | Updated : 25 July 2013, 02:51 PM

JMM MLA Shashank Sekhar Bhokta was on Thursday elected unopposed as the new Jharkhand Assembly Speaker.

Pro-tem Speaker Simon Marandi conducted the proceedings and made a formal announcement of Bhokta's unanimous election.

Bhokta is the sole candidate to have filed nomination papers for the post.

Bhokta's nomination came after C P Singh had resigned from the post of Speaker on July 19. His resignation came less than 24 hours of the trust vote won by the Hemant Soren-led government.

First Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 02:48 PM
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