Imphal: Thokchom Satyabrata Singh was unanimously elected the new speaker of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

48-year-old Singh was re-elected from the Yaiskul constituency on a BJP ticket, defeating his nearest rival H Vikram of the National People’s Party (NPP) by 632 votes. 

Singh was a minister in the previous BJP-led coalition government in Manipur. He holds a Master’s degree from Manipur University. 

The first session of the newly-formed Manipur government began on Thursday at 10 am.

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