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Unhappy to break tradition: Kamal Nath on Deputy Speaker election

ANI  |  Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] 

Asserting that he is sad on breaking of the tradition in the appointment of Deputy of the State Assembly, on Thursday blamed BJP for starting the tussle of the post.

Addressing media after the conclusion of the first session of the 15th legislative assembly, he said, "I am unhappy that we have to go against the tradition. I had requested opposition to set an example in front of the newly elected members. But since last 10-12 days, the attempts were made to get MLAs of other parties on their side. The tradition that has been in existence is of having the from the ruling from the opposition. However, BJP filed the nomination for speaker post against the norm. They thought that they will able to elect their own speaker nominee. They (BJP) believed there will be a rift in and that's why they filed nomination papers. Since they started this, we decided we will fight election for the post of "

Reportedly, amid noisy protests by opposition and after repeated House adjournments, two times MLA from Lanji assembly seat was elected through a voice vote.

Giving a veiled warning to the BJP, he further added, "We wanted that today's session of assembly must run smoothly. But they are afraid of being exposed. I want to tell BJP that a lot of exposes are going to happen, this is only a trailer."

During the last assembly elections, saw a nail-biting fight, where the managed to bag 114 seats out of a total of 230, while the BJP got 109 seats, BSP 2, 1 and Independents 4 in the recently concluded Assembly elections.

Soon after, was sworn in as the Chief Minister, ousting three-time and BJP leader

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 04:45 IST