Winter session of State assembly likely to pass without Deputy Speaker in the House

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Winter session of State assembly likely to pass without Deputy Speaker in the House

Thursday, 24 November 2022 | Staff Reporter | bhopal

The winter session starting from December 19 will once again pass without the Deputy Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha. Since the session is very short, there will be no discussion on the post of Deputy Speaker this time also. Due to lack of mutual consent, both the parties are face to face for the post of Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

During the Kamal Nath government, since the post of Vice President went into the possession of the ruling party, the BJP has also been adamant that the MLA of their own party will occupy this post. Due to this, no decision is being taken regarding the post of Vice President for the last two and a half years.

When the Congress government was formed in the state in 2018, the Congress had retained the posts of the Speaker as well as the Deputy Speaker with them.  After this, when the Congress government was dislodged and the BJP got a chance to come back to power, the BJP kept Rameshwar Sharma as Protem Speaker for a long time. After this, Girish Gautam was made the president from February 21m 2021, but after the term of Hina Kawre ended on 24 March 2020, no one has been made the Deputy Speaker till now.

Two years and eight months has passed since BJP came into power, but till now the Deputy Speaker is not being elected in the assembly.

According to the tradition of the Vidhan Sabha, the ruling party MLA becomes the Speaker and the opposition party MLA becomes the Deputy Speaker. The election of the Speaker becomes unopposed and in return, the proposed MLA from the opposition party is given a chance for the post of Deputy Speaker.

Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam says that the session period of the House is short. There are more issues of public interest, which have to be discussed. The Congress had broken the tradition of the Vidhan Sabha, due to which the post of Deputy Speaker has not been decided yet, but efforts are being made to get the post of Deputy Speaker soon.

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