A meeting of the Congress legislature party will be held on Monday to decide whether or not to field a candidate for the contest on the Speaker’s post of the state legislative assembly.
Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, CLP leader Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party is yet to decide on putting up a candidate for the said constitutional post.
“The Congress legislative wing will meet in my chamber at the assembly complex at 9:30 am on Monday and take a final call on whether we should field our candidate or not; and if yes then who should be nominated,” he said.
Kavlekar said that all MLAs will be taken into confidence and a strategy will be worked out by the CLP if the party decides to put up a candidate for the contest.
Governor Mridula Sinha has summoned a day-long special session of the state legislative assembly on June 4 for electing the new Speaker of the House.
The Speaker’s post has been lying vacant since the earlier speaker Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the Chief Minister in March, following the death of the then chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, who is the Deputy Speaker, has been officiating as Speaker since then.
The monsoon session of the state legislative assembly is expected to be convened in July.