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
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.
First Published: Mar 23, 2017 15:57 IST