Chandigarh: Aam Aadi Party (AAP) leader S Kultar Singh Sandhwan was on Monday unanimously elected as Speaker of the 16th Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann proposed the name of S Sandhwan as Speaker, which was seconded by Cabinet Minister Harpal Cheema, added the Punjab CMO.
“S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan was unanimously elected as speaker of the 16th Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann proposed the name of S. Sandhwan as a speaker which was seconded by Cabinet Minister Harpal Cheema,” tweeted Punjab CMO.
In the recently concluded Punjab Assembly election, Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) dethroned the Congress party in the state Assembly, winning 92 seats of the 117 constituencies, pushing Congress to the distant second at 18 seats. Shiromani Akali Dal won three seats and the BJP got two seats.
Bhagwant Mann took oath on March 16 at Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village in Khatkar Kalan and inducted 10 ministers into the Cabinet on March 19. (ANI)
first published:March 21, 2022, 11:15 p.m.