Imphal: BJP MLA Thokchom Satyabrata Singh is likely to be the Speaker of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly which the election is scheduled to hold on Thursday (March 24).
An official source said that till the last hour of submission of nomination for the election, no other member except Satyabrata came up as a contestant for the post.
An order of the Manipur Governor La Ganesan, passed on Tuesday, had fixed March 24 at 9 am as the date and time for holding election to the office of the Speaker of the Assembly.
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Satyabrata was re-elected from Yaiskul assembly constituency on the BJP ticket in the recently concluded two-phase elections to the state Assembly.
He was the minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (CAF&PD) in the previous BJP-led coalition government.