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Hitendra Nath Goswami elected Speaker of Assam Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Assembly today unanimously elected Hitendra Nath Goswami as the Speaker of the House.

"I declare that Hitendra Nath Goswami is elected as Speaker of the House unanimously," Assembly Deputy Speaker Paul said.

The process was necessitated due to former Speaker Ranjeet Kumar Dass resigning from the post after becoming the president of BJP's unit last month.

Goswami received seven nominations in support of him.

After election, he said from the Chair, "I will work independently for upholding democratic values. My aim will not be to adjourn the House during differences. I will use the elasticity and discretion power of the Chair in such moments."

Goswami, a former AGP minister, represents the Jorhat constituency.

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First Published: Mon, January 30 2017. 14:22 IST