Newly-elected Karnataka assembly speaker U T Khader accorded grand welcome in Mangaluru

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, May 25: Newly-elected Karnataka assembly speaker U T Khader was accorded a grand welcome at Circuit House by his supporters on Thursday May 25. This was his first visit to Mangaluru after taking charge as the speaker of Karnataka assembly.

Addressing media, he said, “I thank chief minister Siddaramaiah, deputy chief minister D K Shivakumar, AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, leaders Rahul Gandhi, K C Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala for appointing me as the speaker of the Karnataka assembly. I have become the MLA of Mangaluru constituency for the fifth time with the support of public in Mangaluru. Meanwhile, I would like to remember senior leaders Janardhana Poojary, Veerappa Moily and the late Oscar Fernandes.

“Even though I have been appointed as the speaker, the rapport with the public in my constituency will remain the same. I will work for the overall development of Mangaluru. I have been given one of the most honourable and respectable positions. I will work sincerely as the speaker of the assembly and ensure that dignity and respect of the house is held high.

“I will also make sure that everyone will work together in the assembly without any hatred but with love and peace,” he said.

When asked about his supporters being disappointed with the speaker’s position as they were expecting for him a ministerial one, Khader said, “The speaker’s job is an honourable position. I have been a minister many a times. My supporters are aware about a minister’s role but they are unaware about the position of a speaker. I assure that I will work for the people and serve them as an MLA of Mangaluru. I will create an atmosphere where public will be happy with my position.”

Over the talk that he was offered the speaker’s position in spite of many other seniors in the assembly, Khader said, “I may be a junior in my age, but in experience, I am a senior. I will learn a lot as a speaker. When I was a minister, I had to look only one department, but now I have the responsibility of 32 departments. As a speaker, I will get to learn many things which will shape up my personality. I will make the best utilisation of the opportunity I have received.”

He also said, “There are 70 new MLAs. We will take up a three-day training camp about the process of the activities in the assembly. I will also give opportunities to young MLAs in the assembly as they will have innovative ideas and there is more possibility of getting good information that we can work upon.”





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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Fri, May 26 2023

    Congratulations to Khader aaka .. Hope you will uphold Tuluvas and Beary flag high.

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Fri, May 26 2023

    Nothing is impossible, Being in influential post he can get the funds from government, CM/DCM. “Where There Is a Will, There Is a Way”

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  • Ignatius D’Souza, Kanajar, Karkala

    Thu, May 25 2023

    “Congratulations Mr U.T. Khader . Wish you all the best.”

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  • Anil, Mangalore / Istanbul

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Nice to see Senior / Junior in college on the picture frame. Manu & UT. Keep it up boys

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    He will be the best speaker ever in the history of Karnataka. He is not from DKS group .. He is from Sidhs group. As nobody's ready to take up th8s speakers post he was given this job as ex speakers all have lost their MLA seats. So now one has to see after 5years Mr. Khader will win or lose. Mithun Rai may have a chance to become MLC as he is very very close to DKS.

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  • Abhi, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    A big loss for UTK is not given any ministry. Only if ministry is given, then Mangalore can see some development projects from their respective departments as these ministers have hold over it. Speaker position or state president wont help anything. Really sad for Mangalore Anyways congrats UTK!!!

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  • Sangram Sangam, KUNDAPUR

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Everybody want minister, reason everybody knows I appreciate Mr U T khader accepting the post

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Congratulations Sir. You deserve it.

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  • Karen Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Making DK proud, in Bangalore. First time a minority and a Speaker's position that too! Incredible!

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  • rahulraj, kadri

    Thu, May 25 2023

    There is nothing like DK and Bangalore....Whole karnatka all are equal...But practically speaking UTK should have been given tourism or industries ministry...Speaker position is of no use to DK....Nalin was state president..what development did happen?....Same now Speaker position too...For sure no development...

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  • Karen Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, May 25 2023

    How can you compare UTK to Nalin Kateel? And Raghupati Bhat? UTK is in an extremely important position and he is definitely in the limelight, it may lead to even a national position, as he is fit for that. Currently, no one from DK in center like Oscar Fernandes was. UTK can fill that void. And there's no camp like DKS/Siddha. Both are iNC.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, May 26 2023

    rahulraj kadri,please dont compare Nalin kateel and and UTKahader.Nalin was a speaker of about himself and old congress Nothing else .UTKhader is speaker at the assembly ,a dignified position.Congratulations.Now Nalin is become like a person who had eaten sauer fruit.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, May 25 2023

    one of the best and nicest human beings...elevated to right post.. Keep going khader bhai..Nangale undu ningale vhp ella ban akono...

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