Assembly was (deemed to be) constituted on
On 18th December 2003, Ch. Prem Singh, the senior most member of the Assembly was administered the oath as Member by the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor and also appointed as the Speaker (pro tem) in the Raj Niwas.
The first sitting of the Third Assembly was held on the 18th December 2003. The sitting commenced at 2.00 PM with the National Song (Vande Mataram). The Members, thereafter, observed two minutes silence to mark the solemnity of the occasion.
OATH OR AFFIRMATION:
Sixty-six Members made or subscribed to the Oath or Affirmation, signed the Roll of Members and took their seats in the House on the first day. The remaining two members took the oath on later sittings. The details of the languages in which the Members took their oath/affirmation as follows:-
ELECTION OF SPEAKER:
The Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor had fixed
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS:
The Session, being the first after the general elections, the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri Vijai Kapoor addressed the House on Monday, 22nd December 2003. The Motion of Thanks was adopted on the 23rd December 2003. 16 members participated in the debate, which was replied to by the Chief Minister.
ELECTION OF DEPUTY SPEAKER:
The election of Deputy Speaker was held on the 23rd December 2003. Five notices for Motion of election of Deputy Speaker were received from the ruling party. The opposition members did not put up any candidate against the ruling party’s candidate Smt. Krishna Tirath. The motions were moved in the House, as per the time of receipt. The motion of the Hon’ble Chief Minister in favour of Smt. Krishna Tirath, notice of which had been received and moved in the House first, was put to vote and adopted by voice vote unanimously. As per the assembly procedure the later motions were not put for vote.
The House made obituary references on the passing away of the ex-members on the 22nd December 2003: -
1. Shri Deep Chand Bandhu, Former Minister of Industries, Government of
2. Shri PN Singh, Former Member of the Second and Third Metropolitan Council.
The House also observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect towards the departed souls.
CALLING ATTENTION MOTION:
calling attention motion was moved on
was adjourned sine-die on