Purke elected Mah Assembly Dy Speaker
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 18:17
Nagpur: Congress leader and former State Education Minister, Vasant Purke was Saturday elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Speaker Dilip Walse Patil announced this on the floor of the House after Shiv Sena nominee Suryakant Dalvi withdrew his nomination before the expiry of nominations withdrawal today.

A post graduate in Marathi, Purke is in the teaching profession and represents the reserved ST constituency of Ralegaon in Yavatmal district.

The leader has been representing this seat since 1995 and held the portfolio of School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare in the Vilasrao Deshmukh government.

Members across party lines greeted him bu thumping the desks and was escorted to his seat by leaders of the House.


First Published: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 18:17

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