Kagodu Thimmappa elected as the new Speaker of Karnataka Assembly

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Bangalore:  Senior Congress leader Kagodu Thimmappa was today elected Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly unopposed.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah proposed his name and it was backed by Higher Education Minister RV Deshpande. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister TB Jayachandra also proposed the candidature of the 82-year-old MLA, which was backed by CS Nadagouda.

After a voice-vote, pro-tem Speaker Malikayya Guttedar announced that Thimmappa, a former Minister who was elected from Sagara in Shimoga district in the May five electionss, was elected to the post unanimously.

Mr Siddaramaiah, Leader of Opposition HD Kumaraswamy and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar congratulated the new Speaker.

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