Congress MLA to be protem Speaker

Congress MLA Mateen Ahmed will be the pro-tem speaker of Delhi assembly, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

"Mateen Ahmed is the pro-tem speaker. We had earlier proposed Jagdish Mukhi's name for pro-tem speaker. It is the tradition and rule that the senior most leader in the House becomes the pro-tem speaker.

"But he refused and said no BJP member would accept the post. JD (U) Shoaib Iqbal also refused it, Kejriwal told reporters here today.

Pro-tem speaker will perform the duties from the commencement of the first meeting of the assembly until the new Speaker is elected.

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