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Punjab assembly session to begin from March 24

The first session of the 15th Punjab assembly will commence in Chandigarh on Friday.

punjab Updated: Mar 23, 2017 16:08 IST
Newly elected members will be administered oath on March 24 and March 27 by pro-tem speaker Rana KP Singh of the Congress.
Newly elected members will be administered oath on March 24 and March 27 by pro-tem speaker Rana KP Singh of the Congress.((Photo courtesy: Wikipedia))

The first session of the 15th Punjab assembly will commence in Chandigarh on Friday.

Newly elected members will be administered oath on March 24 and March 27 by pro-tem speaker Rana KP Singh of the Congress.

The election of the speaker and the deputy speaker will be held on March 27.

Punjab governor V P Singh Badnore will address the assembly on March 28, followed by a debate on the governor’s address and motion of thanks.

Supplementary grants for 2016-17 and the vote on account for 2017-18 will be presented on March 29.

The Congress has won 77 seats in the 117-member assembly, wresting power from the SAD-BJP alliance after a decade.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won 20 seats, leaving the SAD-BJP alliance to a poor third with 18 seats.

Of the 20 AAP members, 19 are first-time MLAs.

AAP chief whip Sukhpal Singh Khaira was a Congress MLA in 2002.

The AAP Legislature Party leader is H S Phoolka who will also be the leader of opposition.