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AAP considering names of its legislators for Speaker's post

india Updated: Dec 31, 2013 14:23 IST

With BJP and Congress not coming forward with the name of a candidate for the post of Delhi Assembly Speaker, the Aam Aadmi Party is considering the names of its legislators for the post.

The Delhi Assembly session is starting from Wednesday.

"We will announce the name of the Assembly speaker, who will be an AAP legislator by the evening," AAP leader Sanjay Singh told reporters in Ghaziabad.

Senior BJP leader and MLA Jagdish Mukhi had last night declined to be the pro-tem Speaker of Delhi Assembly.

"The decision was taken by my party that neither I nor any MLA of the party will be the pro-tem Speaker", Mukhi had said after he was appointed to the post by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas met Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at his Kausambi's residence this morning.

Vishwas had yesterday said he would be taking on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in Lok Sabha elections and dared BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to run from the same constituency and "see who wins" the contest.

Criticising the Congress vice president, Vishwas claimed Rahul has not asked any question pertaining to his constituency in the Lok Sabha in the last 10 years.

"People of Amethi have been suffering due to Congress for a long time. The time has come to root out Congress from Amethi," Vishwas told reporters.

Asked if the Kejriwal-led government will announce a decision with regard to slashing of electricity tariff, Vishwas said Kejriwal is ill but recovering well.

"Kejriwal will be announcing a decision on this matter soon, he said.