Former CM Vaithilingam Elected Unopposed As Puducherry Speaker


Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader V Vaithilingam was unanimously elected as Speaker of the 14th Puducherry Assembly. Besides, pro-tem Speaker VP Shivakozhuthu was declared elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker.

V. Vaithilingam had served Chief Minister of the Union Territory twice. For the first time, he was in office from 1991 to 1996 and for the second time again from 2008-2011. He was the second youngest Chief Minister and the first Chief Minister of Puducherry to serve the full five-year term till date. Earlier in May 2016, Congress-DMK alliance had emerged victorious in 2016 general elections. The alliance had won 17 seats (Congress: 15; DMK:2) in the 30 member Territorial Assembly.

So let’s do:
1. Name the persons, who have elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker?

Source – The Hindu

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