Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kavinder Gupta on 18 March 2015 was elected as the speaker of 12th Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir.
Gupta is a BJP MLA from Gandhinagar constituency of Jammu region and he replaces the Pro-tem Speaker Muhammad Shafi of the National Conference party.
The motion for election of speaker of the house was moved by State Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Basharat Bukari and seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP.
Gupta is the first time MLA and had defeated senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla in the state polls in December 2014. Earlier he has served as Mayor of Jammu city.
When: 18 March 2015