Roles switched as 13th Vidhan Sabha assembles today

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2014 22:18 IST

Reversal of roles will be apparent when the 13th Haryana Vidhan Sabha meets for the first time on Monday after the formation of the BJP government in the state.

BJP's first-ever government led by first-time MLA and chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will hold the centre stage as the three-day assembly session begins on Monday. The saffron party has 47 MLAs in the assembly and 39 of them are first timers. The INLD, which has 19 MLAs in the House, has 12 first timers. On the whole this time, there are 57 first-time MLAs in the 90-member House.

The Congress, which occupied the treasury benches successively since 2005 will now be on the opposition benches with 15 MLAs along with the largest opposition party in the House, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), which has 19 MLAs. Leader of the INLD legislature party, Abhay Singh Chautala will be the Leader of the Opposition.

On the opening day, oath or affirmation will be administered to all the newly-elected 90 MLAs by acting speaker Dr Raghuvir Singh Kadian. The election of the speaker will be held subsequently. BJP MLA from Jagadhri, Kanwar Pal is expected to be elected as the new speaker of the House.

Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki will address the House on November 4, which will be followed by discussion on Governor's address and voting on the motion of thanks. The new government will also present supplementary estimates (first instalment) for the ongoing financial year. Obituary references will also be held on November 4.

On November 5, the Haryana Appropriation Bill regarding the supplementary estimates will be tabled in the assembly and the government may also transact any other legislative business.

First-time MLAs

BJP: 39
INLD: 12
Congress: 1
BSP: 1
SAD: 1
Independents: 3

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