The inaugural session of the 14th Assam Legislative Assembly began on Wednesday and will conclude on June 3. BJP MLA from Sarbhog, Ranjit Das was elected as Speaker in the inaugural session.
Phani Bhushan Choudhury, AGP MLA from Bongaigaon, and the pro-tem Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly elected members of the Assembly. Later, Das was elected as Speaker of 14th Assam Legislative Assembly. Elected members of the Congress and AIUDF also extended support to Das. Congress Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia stated that an unbiased way of functioning of the Speaker would help in strengthening democracy.
The three-day inaugural session will witness the Governor’s speech, oath taking by the newly elected MLAs, election of a new Speaker and a Deputy Speaker and selection of members for new Legislature committees.