Sunday, December 21, 2008
Vijaya Barthawal becomes first deputy speaker of Uttarakhand
BJP MLA Vijaya Barthawal, become the first deputy speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. The opposition parties Congress and BSP not field the candidate against Barthawal. Both the parties criticised the ruling party for not following the healthy traditions of a parliamentary democracy and said the post of Deputy Speaker goes to the opposition by convention. Vijaya Barthawal is from Yamkeshwar assembly seat in Pauri district.