Karnataka BJP zeroes in on Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri as next Speaker

Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri

Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri   | Photo Credit: V Sreenivasa Murthy


Says he will file his nomination for the post on July 30

The BJP has zeroed in on six-time MLA and former Education Minister Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri as the next Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly. It announced that he would file his nomination for the post on July 30. The election is to be held the next day.

K.R. Ramesh Kumar resigned as Speaker shortly after the BJP government won the trust vote on Monday.

Mr. Kageri, 58, started as an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad leader and debuted as an MLA from the Ankola constituency in 1994, which he continued to represent thrice till 2008. After the delimitation of constituencies, he shifted to Sirsi and won thrice again in 2008, 2013 and 2018.

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