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Seetharam unanimously elected Andhra Assembly Speaker

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of the (YSRCP) was on Thursday unanimously elected as the of Legislative Assembly.

Seetharam, who was elected from Amadalavalasa constituency in district, was declared elected to the post by the Protem on the second day of the first session of the new state Assembly.

Seetharam was elected unopposed since only he had filed the nomination for the post of

Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, opposition MLA Atchan Naidu and others greeted Seetharam and accompanied him to the

also congratulated Seetharam and recalled that the latter had entered during his student days, responding to a call given by TDP founder

Seetharam, a six-time MLA, began his political career with the TDP. He served as a in the cabinets of both and Chandrababu Naidu in 1980s and 1990s.

He had joined the floated by in 2009 but lost the elections. In 2013, he joined YSRCP but was again defeated in 2014.

The 64-year-old was elected as a YSRCP candidate in the recent elections. He is the fourth leader from to become the Speaker.

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 13:14 IST
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