According to the reports, Nathdwara MLA CP Joshi is set to become the next Speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.
Earlier on late Wednesday night, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh with the advice of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot allocated portfolios to the council of ministers. CP Joshi did not find his place in the list and hence speculations of him becoming the Speaker of the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha gained momentum.
CP Joshi did not participate in the Assembly Elections of 2013 after he lost out by 1 vote in the 2008 Rajasthan Assembly Elections. In 2008, he lost out to Kalyan Singh, who was once used to take care of Election campaigning for the Congress leader.
In 2018 BJP once again fielded one of CP Joshi’s earlier aide Mahesh Pratap Singh, but this time to no avail. Pratap fell almost 17 thousand votes short to Joshi’s tally of 88384.
On Monday, 23 Members of Legislative Assembly took oath at Raj Bhawan. The 23 politicians include 13 Cabinet and 10 state ministers.
The elections in the state of Rajasthan took place on December 7, along with Mizoram and Telangana. 51,687 polling booths were set up for the Rajasthan Assembly Elections, 259 of which were taken care of exclusively by women officials.
Congress party made a comeback as Rajasthan over the last 4 elections has chosen to vote out the incumbent government. The vote counting took place on December 11.
The Congress won 99 out of 199 seats, ousting the ruling Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government.
The selection for the post of CM went down to the wire and Ashok Gehlot came out as the final choice for the post while CM Sachin Pilot was chosen to be his deputy.