Bengaluru: Senior most MLA R V Deshpande has been appointed as the Protem Speaker of the Karnataka legislative assembly.
MLA RV Deshpande has been appointed to perform the duties of Legislative Assembly Speaker until the election of the Speaker of the House, the release said.
Siddaramaiah was sworn in as Chief Minister for the second term, along with state Congress president D K Shivakumar as Deputy Chief Minister, and eight legislators as Ministers today, exactly a week after the party swept the Assembly polls in Karnataka.
”We are calling the Assembly session for three days — Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we are requesting the Governor, because the new Assembly has to be constituted before May 24. Senior most MLA R V Deshpande has been requested to be the Protem Speaker, to administer oaths to MLAs,” Siddaramaiah said.