Senior Congress MLA Rampukar Singh on Thursday took oath as protem Speaker of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.
Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office to Rampukar Singh at a function held at the Raj Bhawan in Raipur.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel along his Cabinet colleagues and other officials were present at the event.
The 79-year-old is the oldest MLA in the newly elected state Assembly.
The first session of the 5th Assembly of Chhatisgarh is slated to start from Friday.