Five-time MLA Kuldeep Singh Pathania elected Speaker of Himachal Assembly
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), January 5: Kuldeep Singh Pathania, a senior Congress leader and five-time MLA, has been unanimously elected Speaker of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly by voice vote on Thursday.
Following Pathania's election, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and Leader of the Opposition Jai Ram Thakur escorted him to the Speaker's chair. Pathania's election as the member from Bhatiyyat in Chamba district was a foregone conclusion because he was the sole candidate in the race.
He was elected as a five-term legislator and advocate on the Congress ticket for the first time in 1985.
In 1985, 1993, 2003, 2007, and 2022, the Congress leader was elected to Vidhan Sabha. In 1993 and 2003, he was elected as an Independent.