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Senior Congress leader C P Joshi to be speaker of Rajasthan Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Senior C P is set to be the of the 15th Assembly, party sources said Monday.

The election of the new will be held on January 16 and will administer the oath of office on the same day, they said.

Joshi, 68, has been elected from the Nathdwara assembly constituency.

He was the from Bhilwara in the 15th and had served as the for road transport and highways, and panchayati raj from 2009 to 2013.

Senior BJP MLA Gulab Chand Kataria took oath as the pro tem of the Assembly on Monday. The will conduct the first meeting of the 15th beginning Tuesday.

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. 16:55 IST