Bengaluru : Karnataka BJP MLA Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri was elected as the speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. He had filed his nomination for the post of the Assembly Speaker on Tuesday.
Kageri represents the Sirsi constituency and was accompanied by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and other senior party leaders during the filing of nomination.
He began his political career with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and was elected to the Assembly for the first time from the Ankola constituency in 1994, where he represented thrice till 2008.
Kageri is also a six-time MLA who has also held the charge of Karnataka’s education minister. After the delimitation of constituencies in Karnataka, he shifted to Sirsi and won from the seat in 2008, 2013, and 2018.