Nimaben Acharya Becomes First Woman To Be Elected Speaker Of Gujarat Assembly

Ahmedabad, 27/9: In a major development, senior BJPMLA Nimaben Acharya became the first woman Speaker of the GujaratLegislative Assembly on Monday.

The opposition Congress supported Acharya’s nomination for the post, following which she was elected unopposed as the new Speaker on the first day of state Assembly’s two-day monsoon session which began here on Monday.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel proposed her name for the Speaker’s post and Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani gave consent on behalf of the Congress, which has 65 MLAs in the 182-member House.

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