V P Sivakolundhu, the new Speaker of Puducherry Assembly. (Photo: ANI)
V P Sivakolundhu, the new Speaker of Puducherry Assembly. (Photo: ANI)

Puducherry: V P Sivakolundhu elected as Assembly Speaker

ANI | Updated: Jun 03, 2019 12:45 IST

Puducherry [India], Jun 3 (ANI): Deputy Speaker V P Sivakolundhu was on Monday elected as the new Speaker of the Puducherry Assembly.
The 68-year-old Congress leader was the sole contender for the post.
The Speaker's chair fell vacant after Congress' V Vaithilingam stepped down on March 21 to contest the Lok Sabha election from the lone Union Territory seat, which he won with a margin of 1,96,802 votes against his nearest rival K Narayanasamy of All India NR Congress. (ANI)

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