Senior BJP MLA Nimaben Acharya became the first woman Speaker of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. On Monday she was elected unopposed as opposition Congress supported the proposal by Gujrat CM Bhupendra Patel on the first day of the state assembly’s two-day monsoon session.
“For the first time after the formation of Gujarat in 1960, the state Assembly has a woman Speaker. I congratulate her on behalf of the entire House,” Gujrat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said.
The Speaker’s post fell vacant after Rajendra Trivedi resigned on September 16 and joined the new state cabinet led by CM Bhupendra Patel.
(With inputs from PTI)