Thambidurai elected LS deputy speaker
AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai was Wednesday unanimously elected the deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha.
The motion for his election was moved by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and seconded by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Almost all parties, including the Congress, supported his election.
Congratulating Thambidurai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "He is an academician, activist and an agriculturist too. I assure the government will give complete cooperation to you."
Modi said Thambidurai is a "multi-faceted personality" and thanked all parties, especially those in the opposition, to have made his unanimous election possible.
Thambidurai filed his nomination for the post Tuesday.
The AIADMK has 37 MPs in the lower house of parliament and is the third largest party after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.
Thambidurai, a five-time member, represents Karur constituency in Tamil Nadu.
Leader of the Congress Mallikarjun Kharge, whose party has still not been given the post of the leader of the opposition, said Thambidurai was "large-hearted" and will help the opposition to put forth its point of view.
Thambidurai was escorted to his designated seat in the Lok Sabha by Modi and Kharge.
(Posted on 13-08-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:
TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS: