Goa Assembly winter session to begin tomorrow

Panaji, Jan 10: The week-long winter session of Goa Legislative Assembly will begin tomorrow during which bills pertaining to regularisation of unauthorised houses, land acquisition and common staff selection commission are likely to be tabled.

On the first day tomorrow, Governor Mridula Sinha will address the session. During the session, elections will be held for the post of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, present Deputy Speaker Anant Shet told PTI today.


The election for the post of Speaker would be held on January 12, as per the decision taken by Business Advisory Committee. BJP, which is the largest group in the House, will field Shet as its candidate for the post of Speaker.

Shet will have to resign from the deputy speaker's before filing nomination for top legislative post (Speaker). The Speaker's post fell vacant after Rajendra Arlekar was inducted into the Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar-led Cabinet.

The BJP has also announced their legislator Vishnu Surya Wagh as the candidate for the deputy speaker's post, which will fall vacant after resignation of Shet. The election for deputy speaker's post would be held on January 14. The session will conclude on Friday.


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