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JMM MLA S S Bhokta elected Jharkhand speaker unopposed

india Updated: Jul 25, 2013 13:18 IST

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JMM MLA Shashank Sekhar Bhokta wastoday elected unopposed as the new Jharkhand Assembly Speaker.

Pro-tem Speaker Simon Marandi conducted the proceedings and made a formal announcement of Bhokta's unanimous election.

Bhokta is the sole candidate to have filed nomination papers for the post. Bhokta's nomination came after C P Singh had resigned from the post of Speaker on July 19. His resignation came less than 24 hours of the trust vote won by the Hemant Soren-led government.