U’khand protem speaker

20 Mar 2017

Senior BJP MLA Harbans Kapoor was today sworn-in as the the Protem Speaker of the Uttarakhand Assembly. Kapoor was administered the oath of office by Governor K K Paul at the Raj Bhawan here. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and his ministerial colleagues. Kapoor is the senior most member of the Assembly, having won from the Dehradun cantonment seat for a record eight times in a row. As the Protem Speaker, he will now administer the oath of office to the rest of the newly-elected MLAs. He had earlier served as the Speaker of the Assembly during the BJP rule from 2007-2012.(PTI)