Akbar Lone is speaker of Jammu and Kashmir assembly
25 February 2009
The Hindustan Times
: Senior leader of the ruling National Conference Mohammad Akbar Lone was unanimously elected speaker of the newly elected Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. Akbar Lone was the deputy speaker in the last assembly. Leaders of all parties in the house hailed the qualities of Akbar Lone and expressed hope that he would live up to the highest traditions of parliamentary democracy in his new position. Akbar Lone thanked the members of the house for reposing confidence in him.