He represented Sarath constituency in the Jharkhand Assembly for two consecutive terms.Now this MLA belonging to the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha is its Speaker.
Shashank Shekhar Bhokta,an upper caste Bhumihar,was elected unopposed as the new Speaker.Before he was elected,protem Speaker Simon Marandi conducted the proceedings and made a formal announcement of Bhokta’s unanimous election.
Bhokta is the sole candidate to have filed nomination papers for the post.
His nomination came after C P Singh resigned from the post of Speaker on July 19,whose resignation came less than 24 hours of the trust vote won by the Hemant Soren led government.
After the election Bhokta conducted the House.To begin with, Governor Syed Ahmad addressed the House.