Kolkata: Former Deputy Agriculture Minister Ashish Banerjee is the Deputy Speaker. This was stated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Navanna last month.
Ashish Banerjee is going to be the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. According to sources, BJP will not contest for the post of deputy speaker The first session of the new assembly will begin with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s budget speech on Friday, July 2 at noon. Election of Deputy Speaker will be held on Monday, the second day of the session. The Trinamool had earlier announced their candidate Ashish Banerjee for the post.
After the swearing-in ceremony of 43 ministers at the Raj Bhavan last month, the new ministers left for Nabanna. There they had a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Then Mamata confronted the journalists. There, the Chief Minister said, former Agriculture Minister Ashish Banerjee is being made the Deputy Speaker.
Ashish Bandyopadhyay is the MLA of Rampurhat. Earlier, he was a member of the state cabinet. He was also the Minister of Agriculture.
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