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BJP legislator R Selvam elected as speaker of Puducherry Assembly

BJP legislator 'Embalam' R Selvam was elected unopposed as Speaker of the Puducherry Assembly here on Wednesday.

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Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

legislator 'Embalam' R

Selvam was elected unopposed as Speaker of the here on Wednesday.

As soon as the proceedings began in the assembly, pro tem speaker K Lakshminarayanan announced the election of Selvam as Speaker of the House.

Selvam was elected to the House from Manavely constituency and he is among the first legislators.

Selvam's was the only nominated received till 12 noon, the deadline on Tuesday for the election of the Speaker.

Selvam is the 21st Speaker of territorial Assembly.

Chief Minister N Rangasamy and Leader of Opposition R Sivaconducted Selvam to the seat of Speaker.

AINRC and are constituents of the NDA here and have formed the government.

AINRC leader N Rangasamy alone was sworn as Chief Minister on May 7 pending induction of other ministers belonging to the AINRC and .

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, June 16 2021. 12:16 IST