BJP MLA Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has become the new Speaker. of Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He was elected unopposed as the speaker of the assembly.
Former Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had resigned from his post soon after BS Yediyurappa government won floor test in the house.
Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri is a known figure in Karnataka politics as he is a six-time MLA. He was the only one to file his nomination papers for the post of the Speaker.
Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri represented the Ankola Vidhan Sabha constituency for 3 terms (1994–99, 1999–04 and 2004–2008). After the delimitation process, he won the seat in 2008, 2013 and 2018 elections.
Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri served as MLA for 5 terms in his political career and renowned as a disciplined politician.
Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri had been accompanied by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and other BJP leaders.
Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri in his college days, he was an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) office-bearer.