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182 Gujarat MLAs take oath of office

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Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , 23 Jan 2018

All the 182 newly-elected legislators of the 14th Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday took oath as members of the House, with Pro-tem Speaker Nimaben Acharya administering them the oath of office and secrecy.Since the Vidhan Sabha building is undergoing renovation, the ceremony was conducted at a makeshift venue in the Sabarmati Hall of Swarnim Sankul-I building, which houses the offices of Cabinet-rank ministers.The 80-member Congress team gathered in the office of Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani and marched towards the building along with supporters.Jignesh Mevani, the Dalit activist-turned-legislator from Vadgam, said: "I will raise public issues in the House to the best of my ability. I will also demand early tabling of the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) report."Bhupendra Khant also took oath although his status as a tribal is apparently in trouble. The Gujarat Tribal Development Committee has cancelled the his tribal certificate.In the morning, Bhuj MLA Nimaben Acharya took oath of office and secrecy as Pro-tem Speaker in the presence of Governor O.P. Kohli in Gandhinagar.





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