BJP legislator Arlekar to be new Goa Speaker

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 19:08

Panaji: BJP legislator Rajendra Arlekar
will be elected as the Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly
in the election that will be held tomorrow, the first day of
the session.

Legislature Secretary N B Subhedar stated that they
have received only one application for the post of the
Speaker. The BJP-led alliance has supported Arlekar for the

Arlekar is a legislator from Pernem constituency,
which is reserved for the scheduled castes (SC).

The state legislative assembly session will be held
tomorrow, for the first time after the March 3 polls.

All the 40 newly-elected legislators will be
administered an oath tomorrow, followed by an election for the
Speaker`s post.

State Governor K Sankarnarayanan will address the
House on March 20, while chief minister Manohar Parrikar will
present the state budget on March 21.


First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 19:08
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