Manipur: BJP MLA V Hangkhanlian sworn in as Protem Speaker ahead of crucial floor test

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has appointed BJP legialator V Hangkhanlian as the Protem Speaker of the Manipur legislative Assembly.

Hangkhanlian, who is the BJP MLA from Churachandpur constituency, has been sworn in as the Protem Speaker at Raj Bhawan on today as the floor test for the BJP-led new government is expected on March 20.

As Protem Speaker, Hangkhanlian would administer oath to all the newly elected legislators in the state Assembly.

On March 15, the maiden BJP government led by chief minister N Biren Singh was sworn-in. Nine ministers including the chief minister administered oath of office by Governor Najma Heptulla.

Governor's letter

Earlier, announcing her decision to invite the BJP lead coalition to form the new government, Heptulla had stated that the new government must prove it's majority in the floor of the house as soon as possible.

The tenure of the previous legislative assembly ended on March 18 and the Election Commission has already issued notification for formation of the new Assembly in the state.

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