Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta elected Haryana Speaker

Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta.File Photo

Chandigarh, November 4: Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta was unanimously elected the Speaker of the Haryana Assembly on Monday.

Gupta’s name was proposed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala. 

A two-time MLA, Gupta was the chief whip of the BJP in the last assembly. In the recently-concluded elections, Gupta had retained his seat by defeating Congress candidate Chander Mohan with 5,633 votes.