Akbaruddin Owaisi appointed pro-tem speaker of Telangana Assembly

Pro-tem speaker is a temporary speaker whose responsibility is to administer oath of office to newly elected MLAs on first sitting of the assembly.

Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA-elect Akbaruddin Owaisi has been appointed the pro-tem speaker of the Telangana Assembly.

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The governor issued orders appointing the AIMIM MLA-elect as the pro-tem speaker to conduct proceedings in the Assembly on December 9.

Pro-tem Speaker

“Pro-tem” is a Latin phrase that means “for the time being.” The pro-tem speaker is a temporary speaker whose responsibility is to administer the oath of office to the newly elected MLAs on the first sitting of the Assembly.

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Other responsibilities include conducting the vote for the speaker of the Assembly. As soon as the new speaker is elected, the office of the pro-tem speaker ceases to exist.

Why is Akbaruddin Owaisi likely to be appointed as Pro-tem Speaker?

As usually the senior-most member of the Assembly is made the pro-tem speaker, Akbaruddin is likely to be appointed as the pro-tem speaker.

The AIMIM MLA-elect has been elected to the Assembly for the sixth term recently, representing the Chandrayangutta Assembly constituency since 1999.

More details awaited.

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