Ranbir Gangwa elected Dy speaker of Haryana Assembly

Newly-elected Haryana Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Ranbir Singh Gangwa Prajapati being greeted by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during state Assembly Session, in Chandigarh, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (PTI Photo)

BJP MLA Ranbir Gangwa was on Tuesday unanimously elected as the deputy speaker of the Haryana Assembly.

The Nalwa legislator's name was proposed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala.

Speaker Gian Chand Gupta told the House that as only one name had been proposed, Gangwa was declared elected unanimously.

Khattar, Dushyant and Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda congratulated Gangwa after he was elected as deputy speaker.

Hooda said he thought the deputy speaker's post would go to the opposition, "but did not oppose Gangwa's name as he is a good person."

Pointing towards Hooda, Home Minister Anil Vij asked why the opposition did not propose any name from their side when the speaker was seeking names.

"You should not speak all the time and let the chief minister speak too," Hooda told Vij.

Later, Khattar thanked the opposition for unanimously electing the Nalwa legislator as Deputy Speaker.

Gangwa said he feels proud that the House has entrusted him with the responsibility and assured the members of impartial conduct.

Gangwa also thanked the House for unanimously electing him. He also thanked the voters of his Nalwa constituency for electing him as MLA.

Gangwa, a former leader of INLD and ex-Rajya Sabha MP, had joined the BJP in March, shortly before the Lok Sabha election.

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