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Punjab assembly session begins, 115 take oath as MLAs

chandigarh Updated: Mar 19, 2012 19:38 IST

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As many as 115 newly-elected members took oath as MLAs on the opening day of the first session of the newly-constituted Punjab assembly here today.

Former Lok Sabha deputy speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, who was sworn in as pro tem assembly speaker recently, administered the oath to 115 members, including chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and members of his council of ministers.

BJP MLA Navjot Kaur, wife of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, did not attend the opening day of the session and therefore could not take oath.

The election of the speaker and the deputy speaker will take place on Tuesday.

Sunil Kumar Jhakar, an MLA from Abohar who has been appointed Congress Legislature Party leader, said that the Congress was all set to corner the state government on several issues like power generation and PDS.