Haribhau Bagde of BJP elected as new Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Senior BJP legislator Haribhau Bagde was on 12 November 2014 was elected as new Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Nov 12, 2014 18:31 IST
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Senior BJP legislator Haribhau Bagde was on 12 November 2014 was elected as new Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

His name was announced by Protem Speaker Jiva Pandu Gavit in the newly-constituted Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Bagde is the MLA from Phulambhari in Aurangabad district. He held several important posts in the BJP as well as the Sena-BJP government in 1995.

Speaker of State Legislative Assembly

Article 178 of the Indian Constitution provides for a Speaker to preside over the sessions of the Legislative Assembly of an Indian State as Article 93 provides for a similar Speaker in the Lok Sabha.

The constitution of India provides that after every general election. The Legislative Assembly in a State, at its very first session shall elect a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker, from among its members. The Speaker remains in office till the next Speaker is sworn in.

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