BJP legislator Thokchom Satyabrata Singh has been unanimously elected as the speaker of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on March 24.
An official source said that till the last hour of submission of nomination for the election, no other member except Satyabrata Singh came up as a contestant for the post.
Chief minister N Biren Singh congratulated the newly-elected speaker of the Manipur legislative assembly.
Heartiest congratulations to my colleague, Shri Thokchom Satyabrata Singh on being unanimously elected as the new Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
I wish him the very best on his new endeavor! pic.twitter.com/OSLfyUM2qy
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) March 24, 2022
An order of the Manipur governor La Ganesan, passed on March 22, had fixed March 24 at 9 am as the date and time for holding election to the office of the speaker of the assembly.
Satyabrata Singh was re-elected from Yaiskul assembly constituency on the BJP ticket in the recently concluded two-phase elections to the state assembly.
He was the minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution (CAF&PD) in the previous BJP-led coalition government.