CLP still undecided over speaker

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The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting remained inconclusive over the selection of Congress nominee for the post of Speaker of the new state Assembly.

It is learned that Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s camp proposed Kuldeep Kumar’s name for the post of Speaker, whereas disgruntled camp proposing veteran leader and Palampur MLA Brij Behari Butail name for the post.

After the inconclusive meeting, rival camp hoping direct intervention from party high-command. However, the numbers were in favour of the Virbhadra Singh camp.