Raipur, January 5, 2008: BJP legislator Dharamlal Kaushik was today elected as the new Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today proposed the name of Kaushik and Leader of Opposition Ravindra Choubey seconded his name.
Finally Pro-tem Speaker Bodhram Kanwar, after a voice vote, declared him elected unanimously.
Maintaining tradition, subsequently the new Speaker was escorted to his chair by the Chief Minister and the Leader of Opposition.
Kaushik from the Chair said he would go by the rule of the house and not in party line and sought cooperation from all sides for that.
Chief Minister congratulating him said all will abide by his ruling.
The Leader of Opposition Choubey on this occasion pointed towards an issue and said despite reports by various house committees action on those matters had not been taken by the executive.
BSP members also congratulated Kaushik.
The Election Commission has approved the appointment of Chief Electoral Officer for Arunachal Pradesh.
Vumlunmang Vualnam assumed the charge of Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India.
Former Collector and senior bureaucrat from Chhattisgarh Neelkanth Tekam may soon join the BJP.
In a first ever set back to the Congress regime of Chhattisgarh, the Election Commission today hold the transfer order of IAS Suruchi Singh.
In a stern message, the Chhattisgarh government today asked all the contractual employees, who are on strike, to resume their duties in three days’ time.
Chhattisgarh Government today promoted two Indian Forest Service Officers and made them Principal Chief Conservator of Forest.