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Anayat Ali elected LC Chairman, Jehangir Mir Dy Chairman
PDP-BJP Coalition Govt working on larger canvass: Nirmal Singh
Jammu, April 12 (Scoop News)- The Legislative Council today unanimously elected Haji Anayat Ali and Jehangir Hussain Mir as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the House respectively.


The motion for election of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman was moved by Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar, who is also the leader of the House. The motion was seconded by MLC Ramesh Arora.
Felicitating the newly elected Chairman and Deputy Chairman, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh said that coalition Government created history by electing Deputy Chairman of Upper House from opposition party which was never witnessed earlier. Similarly, he said, the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly was also elected from the opposition.
“We decided to give the position of the main opposition to the National Conference in the Lower House and to the Congress in the Upper House of the state assembly, because the coalition between the BJP and the PDP is not to rule the state, but to work for larger goal of bringing the State out of the morass,” he said and added by this way democracy and democratic institutions would get strengthened in the State by involving all the stakeholders.
The Deputy Chief Minister said the endeavour of the BJP-PDP coalition government is to ensure due representation to every region and community to build new bonds of inter-regional and inter-community amity. He said aspirations of every section of the society would be addressed to ensure participatory governance.
Deputy Chairman, Legislative Council also spoke on the occasion and thanked the House for nominating him to the post.
As many as 10 Members include Ghulam Nabi Monga, Sajad Ahmad Kichloo, Naresh Kumar Gupta, Muzaffar Ahmad Parray, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Sofi Yousuf, Dr Bashir Ahmad Shah (Veeri), Yasir Reshi, Dr Shahnaz Ganai, Firdous Ahmad Tak besides Minister of State for Cooperative and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay also spoke on the occasion.
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