Pranab Gogoi, newly elected Congress MLA from Sibsagar constituency, was today unanimously elected as the speaker of the 13th Assam Assembly.

Pro-tem speaker Dr Bhumidhar Barman declared Gogoi as the new speaker of the House.

Congratulating Mr. Gogoi on his election as the Speaker, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that he would help to facilitate smooth functioning of the State Assembly.

“We hope that the new speaker will uphold the traditional dignity of the august House”, the Chief Minister said.

Two-time former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and senior ministers Nilomani Sen Deka and Pradyut Bordoloi also congratulated Mr. Gogoi.