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UDF nominee Sakthan elected Kerala assembly speaker

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala assembly's former deputy speaker N. Sakthan, fielded as the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) nominee for the post of speaker, was on Thursday elected through the ballot.He secured 74 votes while his opponent

IANS [ Updated: March 12, 2015 11:43 IST ]
udf nominee sakthan elected kerala assembly speaker
udf nominee sakthan elected kerala assembly speaker

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala assembly's former deputy speaker N. Sakthan, fielded as the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) nominee for the post of speaker, was on Thursday elected through the ballot.

He secured 74 votes while his opponent and two time CPI-M legislator Ayisha Potti secured 66 votes.

The election was necessitated after speaker G. Karthikeyan, who was battling cancer, died on last Saturday.

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