J&K Assembly: Sworn in Ceremony Today

KL Report

SRINAGAR

All lawmakers, 88 members of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly will be sworn in by the protem speaker, Muhammad Shafi on Tuesday. The ceremony will be held at the state legislature complex Jammu.

Muhammad Ramzan, secretary of the legislative assembly informed reporters that six-year term of the assembly will begin today. The assembly has 87 elected members and two nominated members to give representation to women in the assembly.

Earlier the elected members could not be sworn in because the state was put under the governor’s rule on January 8 as no single political party or group of parties had come forward to stake claim to power since the election results were declared in December 2014.

Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, members of the state council of ministers and former chief minister Omar Abdullah are the prominent among those who will be sworn in as MLAs.

Meanwhile after the ceremony, the assembly will elect its full time speaker. Kavinder Gupta of the BJP will be elected as the speaker as per the terms of agreement between the ruling coalition partners – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Pertinently the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of state on Monday called upon the first-time Legislators to maintain assembly’s pride and play admirably the principal role of lawmakers so that the society we live in functions in a much better way.

A workshop, organized by J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration & Rural Development (IMPARD), was conducted for first timers of assembly complex to sensitize them about the “Rules of Procedure & Conduct of Business in J&K Legislature”, at EDI Complex, Jammu.

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