Ritu Khanduri first woman speaker of Uttarakhand Assembly

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Ritu Khanduri  Bhusan of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was unanimously elected as the first woman speaker of the fifth Uttarakhand legislative Assembly on 26 March 2022. 

Ritu Khanduri Bhushan who was elected from the Kotdwar constituency by defeating her Congress'  rival Surendra Singh Negi seat by a margin of 3,687 votes.

Important for Exam 

  • The first woman speaker of a state Legislative Assembly in India was Shanno Devi. She was the speaker of the Haryana State Legislative Assembly from 6 December 1966 to 17 March 1967. She was a member of the Congress party.

  • The first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha was Meria Kuamr of the Congress Party . She was the Speaker of Lok Sabha  from 2009 to 2014. 

Also see the 23 March 2022 post 

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