West Bengal Assembly Speaker election to be held today

Member of Assembly Jatu Lahiri will be Interim Speaker until the new Speaker is appointed

By: ANI | Kolkata | Published: May 31, 2016 1:23:31 pm
Kesari Nath Tripathi West Bengal Assembly Speaker Gov. Kesari Nath Tripathi fixed the date for election on May 31. Express Photo/Partha Paul

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi fixed 31 May as the date for the election of the Speaker of West Bengal Assembly.

The newly constituted sixteenth assembly of West Bengal has been summoned to meet at noon.

The Governor earlier appointed Jatu Lahiri, a Member of the Assembly to perform the duties of the Office of Speaker from the commencement of the first meeting of the Assembly.

Lahiri will perform the duties as pro-term Speaker from the commencement of the first meeting of the new Legislative Assembly until the Legislative Assembly chooses a member of the Assembly to be the Speaker.

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