- Published on 03 October 2013
Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
Senior MLA of BJP and former minister Mangubhai Patel was elected as Deputy Speaker of Gujarat assembly today. Though opposition Congress had fielded Shailesh Parmar, Congress members remained absent.
Today Balwant Rajput who had remained present in the House had through a point of order said that the post should have gone to Opposition. Speaker Vajubhai Vala said that this matter should have been taken up with him, but none approached him.
With this Gujarat Assembly has got deputy speaker after 11 years. Congress had demanded that the post should go to opposition, Congress. However, BJP took the stand that 10 Congress-ruled states had both post of Speaker and Deputy Speaker with Congress and so there was nothing wrong in BJP deputy speaker in Gujarat.
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