Ram Niwas Goel elected Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Ram Niwas Goel was unanimously elected Speaker of the Delhi Assembly.
It was announced by pro-tem Speaker Fateh Singh who presided the session of assembly for electing Speaker and Deputy Speaker of House.
Goel was elected as Speaker on the first day of the two-day session of the House.
In recent Delhi Assembly election, he was elected from Shahdara constituency located in north Delhi. He defeated Bhartiya Janta Party’s Jitender Singh Shunty by a margin of over 11,000 votes.
While AAP legislator Ms. Bandana Kumari, was elected Deputy Speaker of the House. Ms. Kumari, is an MLA from Shalimar Bagh constituency. In recent election she had defeated BJP’s Rekha Gupta by a vote margin of 10,978. Earlier in 2013 Assembly election as well, she was elected from same constituency on AAP ticket.