Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on Tuesday announced a seven-member Panel of Chairpersons.
The members are Debi Prasad Mishra, Prafulla Mallick, Ashwini Patra, Snehangini Chhuria, and Prashant Muduli of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Subash Panigrahi of BJP and Santosh Singh Saluja of Congress.
The Chairpersons assist the Speaker in the smooth conduct of the House. They will to look after House proceedings in the absence of him and also the Deputy Speaker.
Notably, the first session of the 16th Assembly began today with Governor Ganeshi Lal’s address to the House. Deputy Speaker’s election would be held on June 27. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has nominated Angul MLA Rajanikant Singh as Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.
The Session would continue till August 8 in two phases. The first phase would be held between June 25 and July 3 and the second phase from July 11 to August 8.