Isidore Fernandes elected new Deputy Speaker of Goa Assembly

The post had fallen vacant after Michael Lobo resigned earlier this month before his induction into Pramod Sawant-led state cabinet.

Published: 25th July 2019 09:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2019 09:19 PM   |  A+A-

Goa Assembly

Goa Assembly (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

PANAJI: BJP MLA Isidore Fernandes was on Thursday elected unopposed as deputy speaker of the Goa Assembly.

He was the only contender for the post as the opposition did not field any candidate.

Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar announced Fernandes' election to the post, which fell vacant after Michael Lobo resigned earlier this month before his induction into Pramod Sawant-led state cabinet.

Fernandes was one of the 10 MLAs who switched over from the Congress to the ruling BJP a fortnight back.

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