Jharkhand Assembly gets Dinesh Oraon as first Speaker belonging to ST community

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Picture by Ratan Lal shows Dinesh Oraon(Middle)

Jharkhand Assembly today acquired unanimously elected Speaker Dinesh Oraon.

Oraon,a BJP MLA,is this Assembly’s first Speaker belonging to Schedule Tribe community.In the past since it was set up in 2000,the elected Speakers belonged to non tribal community.

After he was elected and it was announced by Pro Tem Speaker Stephen Marandi,Oraon was greeted by both Chief Minister Raghuvar Das and Opposition leader Hemant Soren.

Before his election,Das had proposed his name and Social Welfare Minister Louis Marandi seconded it.Soon after his election,Marandi who announced his unopposed election,Oraon,who had filed his application yesterday,was escorted to the chair by Das and Soren.

Subsequently,the session on the floor of the Hose was conduccted by Oraon.

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