Lyngdoh is Meghalaya's pro-tem speaker

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 06, 2013 09:20 hrs

Shillong, March 6 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former deputy chief minister Rowell Lyngdoh Wednesday took over as pro-tem speaker of the Meghalaya assembly.

Governor R.S. Mooshahary administered the oath to Lyngdoh here in the presence of Chief Minister-designate Mukul Sangma and his senior Congress cabinet colleagues.

Lyngdoh won the assembly elections from the Mawkyrwat assembly constituency in South West Khasi Hills district.

The pro-tem (from "pro-tempore" in Latin, which translates as "for the time being") speaker would administer the oath Thursday to the newly-elected legislators of the 60-member state assembly. He would also conduct elections of the speaker and the deputy speaker during the first session of the ninth state assembly.

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