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Elvis Stephenson re-nominated to Telangana Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Elvis Stephenson of the Anglo-Indian community was Monday re-nominated as a member of the Legislative Assembly.

A notification to this effect was issued, according to a Government Order (GO).

Earlier in the day, the Cabinet decided to nominate Stephenson as a member of the state assembly.

The cabinet has taken the decision in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution to provide representation to the Anglo-Indian community in the assembly, a release from the CM's office said.

Stephenson was the nominated MLA in the previous House as well.

The Cabinet, comprising K Chandrasekhar Rao and Mohd Mehmood Ali, held its first meeting on Monday after its formation on December 13.

The Cabinet has decided to nominate the Anglo-Indian to enable him to take oath along with other elected MLAs which never happened in the history Assembly, it said.

The government is taking decisions as per the "Ganga-Jamuna Tehzeeb" (composite culture) with reference to matters concerning the legislative assembly, it said.

"(MLA of AIMIM) of Muslim community is nominated as Pro-tem speaker," it said.

During the previous stint, Stephenson was in the in connection with the so-called cash-for-vote scam in which the then TDP MLA (now a leader) A was caught by while allegedly paying a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to Stephenson for supporting the TDP nominee in elections.

The release said the Cabinet has placed on record its deep appreciation to the in general and for successful and peaceful conduct of the assembly elections.

The has decided to provide copies of the Constitution, assembly procedures, and other information connected to the legislative procedures in Telugu, English and Urdu languages to all the MLAs, the release added.

ESL Narasimhan Monday issued a notification summoning the first session of the Assembly at 11.30 AM on January 17.

The newly-elected would meet on January 17 for four days for the members to take oath and to elect the and also take up the Governor's address to the joint session of the legislature.

Senior AIMIM MLA from constituency would act as the pro tem Speaker, a release from the Chief Minister's office had said on Saturday.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 21:30 IST