Stephen Marandi sworn-in as Pro-tem Speaker

JMM MLA Stephen Marandi was on Friday sworn-in as the Pro-tem Speaker of Jharkhand Assembly.

PTI| Updated: Jan 02, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Ranchi: JMM MLA Stephen Marandi was on Friday sworn-in as the Pro-tem Speaker of Jharkhand Assembly.

He was administered the oath by Governor Syed Ahmed at the Raj Bhavan here.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Parliamentary Affairs Minister C P Singh, former Chief Minister Hemant Soren and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The four-day Assembly session begins on January 6 when the newly elected MLAs will take oath.

BJP has nominated its MLA Dinesh Oraon for the post of Speaker. He appears set to win as the BJP/Ajsu alliance has 42 of the total 81 MLAs in the House.