Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader and MLA from
Itwa constituency, Mata Prasad Pandey is all set to become the
next Speaker of Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
Pandey`s nomination was the only one filed for the post
till the expiry of time for the process and he is likely to be
elected unopposed as the speaker, Vidhan Sabha sources said.
Newly elected MLAs of all the parties, including
independents, supported the candidature of Pandey, they said,
adding a formal announcement in this regard would be made Friday.
Pandey was the Speaker of the House during the previous SP
government led by Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Meanwhile, the process of administering oath to the new
members of the House continued on Thursday.