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BJP’s Kavinder Gupta elected J&K Assembly speaker


Kavinder Gupta, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, was on Wednesday elected as the speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly.

After the budget session of the assembly started on Wednesday, senior PDP leader and Education Minister Naeem Akhtar proposed the name of Kavinder Gupta for the post.

Mr. Gupta is an MLA from Gandhi Nagar constituency of Jammu district.

Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh seconded the proposal after which Mr. Gupta was unanimously elected.

Mr. Gupta replaces the Protem Speaker Muhammad Shafi of the regional National Conference.

He defeated senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla in the state polls in December 2014.

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