Stephen Marandi sworn-in as Pro-tem Speaker

Marandi was administered the oath by Governor Syed Ahmed at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.

By: Press Trust of India | Ranchi | Updated: January 2, 2015 4:10:09 pm
stephen-marandi JMM MLA and newly elected Pro-tem Speaker Stephen Marandi (left). (Source: PTI)

Jharkhand mukti morcha MLA Stephen Marandi was on Friday sworn-in as the Pro-tem Speaker of Jharkhand Assembly.

He was administered the oath by Governor Syed Ahmed at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Parliamentary Affairs Minister C P Singh, former Chief Minister Hemant Soren and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The four-day Assembly session begins on January 6 when the newly elected MLAs will take oath.

BJP has nominated its MLA Dinesh Oraon for the post of Speaker. He appears set to win as the BJP/Ajsu alliance has 42 of the total 81 MLAs in the House.

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