Bhopal, July 4 (IANS) BJP legislator Rameshwar Sharma will be the new pro tem Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, a senior official said on Saturday.

Assembly Principal Secretary AP Singh said acting Governor Anandiben Patel had appointed Sharma, MLA from Huzur constituency in Bhopal district, to the post after Jagdish Devda resigned on Thursday after his appointment as a Cabinet Minister.

Sharma will discharge the duties till the election of a regular Speaker.

The Assembly monsoon session is slated to start on July 20. The BJP is also eyeing the Deputy Speaker’s post due to its majority in the House. Sharma was also lobbying for a ministerial berth.

–IANS

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