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MS Dhir elected as Speaker of Delhi Assembly

Jan 4, 2014 16:48 IST

MS Dhir an MLA of Aam Aadmi Party has been elected as the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly on 3 January 2014. His election as the speaker was announced by the Pro-tem Speaker, Mateen Ahmad in the House. He was elected as the Speaker of the House after his party won the trust vote on 2 January 2014.

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Dhir defeated his BJP rival Jagdish Mukhi. He got 37 votes in support as compared to 32 votes won by Mukhi. The session of Delhi Assembly that bagan functioning on 1 January 2014 will end on 7 January 2014.

Dhir is a legislator from Jangpura constituency of Delhi. He defeated Tarvinder Singh Marwah of Congress by 1744 votes in the state election held in December 2014. He was by backed Congress MLAs, a JD(U) MLA and an Independent to become a speaker.

 

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