Pranab Gogoi new Speaker of Assam Assembly
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Last Updated: Monday, June 06, 2011, 14:56
Guwahati: Pranab Gogoi, newly elected Congress MLA from Sibsagar constituency, was Monday unanimously elected the speaker of the 13th Assam Assembly.

Protem speaker Dr Bhumidhar Barman declared the unanimous choice of Gogoi to be the new speaker of the house.

Congratulating Gogoi on his election as speaker, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi hoped that he would facilitate smooth functioning of the state Assembly.

"We hope that the new speaker will uphold the traditional dignity of the august house", the chief minister said.

Others who congratulated the new speaker were two-time former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and senior ministers Nilomani Sen Deka and Pradyut Bordoloi.


First Published: Monday, June 06, 2011, 14:56

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