GG News Bureau
Bengaluru, 23rd May. Former minister and five-time MLA U T Khader filed his nomination as the Congress candidate for Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
Khader, an MLA from the Mangaluru Assembly segment, filed his candidacy in the presence of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, Minister B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan, and other Congress leaders in the Assembly Secretary’s office.
The election for Speaker is slated for Wednesday.
According to the convention, the nominee of the ruling party is generally unanimously elected as Speaker.
Khader, if elected, will be the first Muslim leader to serve as Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly.
Khader previously served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the previous Assembly and as a minister.