Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Tuesday appointed senior BJP MLC Raghunath Rao Malkapure as the Chairman of the Karnataka Legislative Council until a new person is elected to the post.
There is an urgent need for an appointment as Basavaraj Horatti resigned as Chairman on Monday, and also the post of Deputy Chairman is lying vacant. “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 184 of the Constitution of India, I, Thaawarch Gehlot, Governor of Karnataka, do hereby appoint Raghunath Rao Malkapure, Member of the Legislative Council to perform the duties of the Office of the Chairman of the Legislative Council with effect from 17.05.2022 until a Chairman is duly elected by the House,” the official notification said.
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