C.P. Joshi, a Veteran Congress leader, was elected unopposed as the Speaker of the Rajasthan Assembly. The House passed the motion for Mr.Joshi’s election to the post by a voice vote on the second day of its first session, after the formation of the government by the Congress. Mr.Joshi, the five-time Congress MLA, took over the chair from pro tem Speaker Gulab Chand Kataria, who will be the Leader of Opposition in the House. Mr. Joshi, 68, was also an MP from Bhilwara in the 15th Lok Sabha and served as a Union Minister between 2009 and 2013. He was also elected in the 2018 Assembly polls from Rajsamand’s Nathdwara constituency.