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Roy elected Meghalaya Assembly Speaker

IANS  |  Shillong 

Former of the ruling Democratic Alliance (MDA) government was on Monday elected of the Assembly.

Roy, the longest serving and senior-most member of the Assembly, has been elected for the seventh consecutive term.

He is also the of the United Democratic Party, a key in the National People's Party-led Democratic Alliance coalition.

Of the 56 members who voted, Roy got 35 votes while Winnerson polled 20 votes. One vote was rejected, Protem announced.

(KHNAM) was conspicuous by his absence.

couldn't vote as he is not an elected member of the Assembly. of Opposition Mukul Sangma, who won from both Ampati and Songsak, voted from Ampati seat.

"I will try my best to perform my duty as the I will be a as all of you expect me to be," Roy said.

The was first elected from Shella constituency along the India-border as an Independent in 1988 with the ardent support of the then Alliance Reconstruction of Meghalaya State, a political body of the

Congratulating Roy for being elected as Speaker, said: "The ruling side will miss you in the government. We look upto you as our fatherly figure but we will not guide your guidance in the government."

Praising Roy, former Chief Minister said: "The post is occupied by a person who is infallible."



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:08 IST