First Woman Speaker of Uttarakhand


Ms. Ritu Khanduri Bhushan MLA elected as the first woman speaker of the fifth state assembly Uttarakhand.
She is a MLA of Kotdwar assembly and belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP).
She had won her maiden assembly election from the Yamkeshwar constituency in 2017.
She replaces Mr. Premchand Aggarwal, who was appointed as the speaker of the fourth state assembly during 2017-22.

Facts to know:

Articles 168 to 212 in Part VI deals with the state legislature.
Article 178: Speaker of the state assembly.
Minimum age for elected to Vidhan Sabha (State assembly): 25 years.

Ritu Khanduri Bhushan MLA
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