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BJD moves motion of notice for election of Assembly Speaker

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Ruling Biju (BJD) today moved a motion of notice for the to the post of Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

The motion of notice was moved before the Assembly Secretary A K Sarangi.

The BJD named former minister Pradip Kumar Amat as its candidate for the Speaker's post. Chief Minister proposed the name of Amat which was seconded by Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukha.

Amat also filed his nomination before the Assembly Secretary in this regard.

The Speaker's post was lying vacant after Niranjan Pujari resigned from the post. Pujari was inducted in the council of ministers headed by

Amat had also resigned from the ministry on May 6 as the state Minister ahead of Patnaik reshuffling his ministry on May 7.

The for the post of Speaker is scheduled to be held at 3 pm on Tuesday.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 14:48 IST