Joshua De Souza Elected as Deputy Speaker of Goa Assembly
BJP MLA Joshua De Souza was elected on Friday as the Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly. The election for the post was held on Friday, during the ongoing monsoon session of the assembly. Mr De Souza got 24 votes, while Congress candidate Delialah Lobo was supported by 12 opposition MLAs. Two members of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) and the lone MLA of the Revolutionary Goans Party (RGP), both belonging to the opposition benches, abstained from voting.
Joshua Peter De Souza is an Indian politician residing in Mapusa, Goa, and was elected to the Goa Legislative Assembly in the by-election in 2019 as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
A legislator for the second time, Joshua de Souza succeeded his father Francisco de Souza a former deputy chief minister who passed away while in office in 2019.
The Congress said that the trio who had abstained from voting for the opposition’s candidate helped solve the ‘mystery’ of the three who cross voted during the PA legislator for the second time, Residential elections “Cross Voting during Presidential Elections reflected today during Election of Deputy Speaker.
The Congress had won 11 seats in the assembly polls held in February this year. The Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the Revolutionary Goans Party (RGP) had won one seat each, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had bagged two seats.