U T Khader: Speaker is a friend of the opposition parties

“Speaker of the legislature is supposed to be the friend of the opposition parties. However, it is a challenge to coordinate with the opposition parties, as they suspect the Speaker to be part of the government. As such, Speaker does not belong to any party. He resigns from the party when he is elected as the Speaker of the legislature,” said U. T. Khader, Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

He was speaking during a live phone in programme at Radio Sarang, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) on Monday, July 31.