Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh seconded the motion.

The speaker was elected with voice vote with no one from the Opposition going against the motion.

Gupta is an MLA from Gandhinagar constituency in Jammu district.

After the election of Gupta as Speaker, he was taken to the speaker's chair by Dr Nirmal Singh, Basharat Bukhari and NC'S Mubarak Gul.

Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, former Chief Minister and NC Legislative Party leader Omar Abdullah, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, Congress Legislative leader Nawang Rigzin Jora, CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami welcomed and congratulated the newly elected speaker.

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