Chhattisgarh: Rampukar Singh takes oath as Protem Speaker at Raj Bhawan

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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.