Congress fields Sentichuba as Speaker candidate

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Kohima, Mar 18 (UNI) The Congress Legislature Party(CLP) has decided to field Legislator from Angetyongpang Assembly Constituency and former minister T Sentichuba for the election of Nagaland Assembly Speaker.

Meanwhile, the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) has decided to field outgoing Assembly Speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie as the DAN candidate and there will be a direct contest between Congress and DAN candidates.

The DAN has the support of 35 members in the House, out of whom 33 have already been accommodated as Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries and Chairmen of the Public Sector Units.

Mr Peseyie will be the 34th member of the DAN to get ministerial berth if he gets elected as the Speaker and Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF) member Ralanthung, elected from Sanis constituency under Wokha district, is likely to be the candidate for the Deputy Speaker's post.

The election for the Speaker's post will be held during the first Budget Session of the 11th Nagaland Legislative Assembly.

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