Ganjam district dominates list of Speakers of Odisha Assembly
Patnaik had served as the speaker from May 29, 1946 to March 6, 1952.Rama Chandra Panda, who was elected MLA from Chhatrapur segment in the 2000 election, was elected as the deputy speaker from March 27, 2000 to February 6, 2004.The assembly speakers from Ganjam district had successfully conducted the businesses of the Houses because of their past experiences, said JK Mohapatra, former vice-chancellor, Berhampur University.
Bikram Keshari Arukha, who is all set to become the new Speaker of the Odisha Assembly, will be the sixth MLA from Ganjam district to be elected for the prestigious post and second man from his own constituency - Bhanjanagar.
The 60-year-old Arukha who was elected six times from Bhanjanagar assembly constituency in Ganjam district in a row since 1995, filed his nomination papers for the post of the speaker on Friday and is all set to be elected on Monday.
Patro, a senior MLA of the ruling Biju Janata Dal, was elected from Digapahandi assembly constituency in the district. He was unanimously elected as the speaker of the sixteenth Assembly of the state on May 30, 2019.
Before Patro, Chintamani Dyan Samantra of the district was the speaker in the eleventh Assembly. Dyan Samantara, who had been elected as an Independent MLA in 1995 from Chikiti assembly constituency, had served as the speaker from February 16, 1996 to March 10, 2000.
Before he became the speaker, Dyan Samantara had served two times as the deputy speaker - from March 28, 1995 to February 12, 1996 and from March 18, 1985 to March 3, 1990.
Lingaraj Panigrahi, who was elected MLA from the then Kodala (East) assembly constituency in Congress ticket in 1961, was the second MLA of the district to become the speaker of the third assembly. Panigrahi served the post from July 1, 1961 to March 18, 1967.
Lal Mohan Patnaik, who was elected as an MLA from the then Patrapur segment in 1946 election, was the first MLA from Ganjam to become the speaker of the House. Patnaik had served as the speaker from May 29, 1946 to March 6, 1952.
Rama Chandra Panda, who was elected MLA from Chhatrapur segment in the 2000 election, was elected as the deputy speaker from March 27, 2000 to February 6, 2004.
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