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Kataria takes oath as Rajasthan Assembly pro tem speaker

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Senior BJP MLA Chand took oath as the of the Assembly on Monday

The will conduct the first meeting of the 15th which is beginning Tuesday, and according to the state government's proposal, election of the new will be held on January 16.

administered oath at a ceremony at the Raj Bhawan here. Ashok Gehlot, his deputy Sachin Pilot, members of the council of ministers, BJP MLA and others attended the event.

Outgoing speaker Kailash Meghwal, however, skipped the function.

Meghwal had recently accused the of not adhering to parliamentary rules and traditions in summoning the first session, which is beginning tomorrow.

He had alleged that neither the nor the held formal discussion with him before recommending to the for summoning the session, which he said, is mandatory.

Once a new speaker is elected, Kataria, who was the in the previous government, will be the of opposition while will be his deputy (of opposition) in the assembly.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 15:30 IST