U.T. Khader to become first Muslim Speaker of Karnataka Assembly

Former Minister and five-time MLA U.T. Khader who is the choice of the Congress for the post of Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, filed his nomination for the post.

The ruling party’s nominee is, generally, unanimously elected as the Speaker.

Election to the post of Speaker is scheduled for Wednesday.

Khader, an MLA from Mangaluru Assembly segment, had served as Deputy Leader of Opposition in the previous Assembly and had also served as a minister in the past.

If elected, Khader will be the first Muslim leader to serve in the post of Speaker of the Assembly in Karnataka.