Bhubaneswar, June 27 (LocalWire): Biju Janata Dal MLA from Angul district Rajanikant Singh, was elected unopposed as the new Deputy Speaker of the state Assembly today.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik proposed Singh’s name for the post.
The proposal was supported by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister BK Aarukh.
An announcement on the Deputy Speaker election was made by Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro yesterday.
Earlier, Rajanikant’s name had been announced for the Deputy Speaker’s post by his party on 7 June.
Rajnikant, a Four-time MLA from Angul district was the steel and mines minister in the previous government.