BJP MLA elected Gujarat speaker
Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Dhirubhai Shah was on Thursday
unanimously elected speaker of the 10th Vidhan Sabha in Gujarat.
His name was proposed by Industry Minister Suresh
Mehta. There was no other candidate for the post.
Pro-tem Speaker Daulat Desai declared Shah elected
Later, Mehta and leader of Opposition Amarsinh
Chaudhary escorted Shah to the speaker's podium.
In his brief address, the new speaker sought the
co-operation of the House, in which as many as 66
members are first-timers.
Shah, himself a novice in the House, was elected on a BJP ticket from Rapar
in Kutch district.
He is the 16th speaker of the Gujarat
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