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New Karna Assembly Speaker to be elected Wednesday

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Press Trust of India Bengaluru
The Karnataka Assembly will elect its new Assembly Speaker Wednesday.
In a statement, State Assembly secretary M K Vishalakshi said the election to the speaker's post will take placeon Wednesday and asked the members to furnish their nominationpapers along with a letter from a proposer by Tuesdayafternoon.
A few names have started doing the rounds but the BJP has not yet confirmed them.
A day after disqualifying 14 more rebel MLAs in a parting shot on the trust vote eve, paving the way for an easy run for the BJP in the House Monday, Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar announced his resignation soon after B S Yediyurappa won the confidence motion.
With the BJP comfortably placed in the numbers game after the disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs, including three earlier, that reduced the effective strength of the House, the opposition Congress and JDS did not press for division.

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 8:00 PM IST

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