SHIMLA: The first session of the newly- elected Himachal Pradesh Assembly will commence on January 9, with Protem Speaker Ramesh Dhawala administering oath to the elected members, the state government today said.
The BJP legislature party and the Congress legislature party would meet at Dharamsala tomorrow evening, before the session, it said.
There are 22 first-time MLAs in the house. While former chief minister Virbhadra Singh (83), a nine-time MLA is the oldest member of the house, his son Vikramaditya (28) is the youngest.
The election for the post of speaker and deputy speaker will be held on Jan 10, for which the BJP has named Rajiv Bindal and Hansraj.
In the state assembly polls on Nov 9, the BJP defeated the Congress and won 44 seats. Congress, on the other hand, secured 21 seats.