New Delhi, Aug. 13 ANI | 3 months ago

M. Thambidurai of the AIADMK has been elected as Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha today.

The Prime Minister also congratulated Thambidurai on his election as Deputy Speaker.

Modi complimented and thanked all sections of the Lok Sabha, for the consensus which led to the unanimous election of Thambidurai as Deputy Speaker.

The Prime Minister described him as a highly experienced and active Parliamentarian.

He said Thambidurai had been Deputy Speaker earlier as well. The Prime Minister also described him as an academician, activist and agriculturist.

The Prime Minister assured the new Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, full support for the functioning of the House, on behalf of the treasury benches.

He also expressed confidence that Thambidurai's election as Deputy Speaker would further the spirit of dialogue that had prevailed in the ongoing session of Parliament.

(Posted on 13-08-2014)

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