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MLA Shankar Chowdhary appointed Speaker of the 15th Legislative Assembly in Gujrat

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  • In Gujarat, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Shankar Chowdhary has been made the unopposed Speaker, and senior MLA Jetha Bharwad the Deputy Speaker of the 15th State Assembly.
  • The election for the Assembly posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker was held on 20th December during the assembly session.
  • The newly-elected MLAs will be administered the oath of office in the Assembly on December 19 by Protem Speaker Yogesh Patel.
  • Mr. Chaudhary represents the Tharad seat in the Banaskantha district and had served as a Minister in the governments led by Anandiben Patel and Vijay Rupani between 2014 and 2017.
  • Mr. Bharwad, a six-time MLA from the Shehra Assembly seat of Panchmahal district, had served as the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly between 2021 and 2022 in the last Assembly.

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