Dharamlal Kaushik, the BJP MLA from Bilha assembly constituency was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the third assembly of Chhattisgarh.
After all the newly elected legislators administered the oath by the pro tem speaker Bodhram Kanwar, Kaushik was declared speaker of the house.
Kaushik had filed his nomination for the post on Sunday. With no other nomination for the post, it was certain that Kaushik would be elected unopposed to the post.
The proposal for Kaushik's nomination as speaker was brought by Chief Minister Raman Singh and was supported by Leader of Opposition Ravindra Chaube.
After taking over the charge Kaushik said he would maintain the integrity of the house.