Puducherry, June 16(BPNS)
Embalam R Selvam of the BJP is elected unopposed as the Speaker of the Puducherry legislative assembly. Protem Speaker, K Lakshminarayanan declared the election of Embalam R Selvam as the Speaker as there was no other nomination paper filed for the post.
He is the second first-term legislator to become Speaker after the Congress leader V.P.Sivakozhunthu of the Congress party who was elected unopposed in the previous assembly.
Embalam R Selvam was accompanied to his chair by the Chief minister NS Rangasamy and Opposition leader R Siva.
Selvam,57 is the only BJP leader in the Puducherry assembly to achieve the top post of the Speaker of the assembly. He is a postgraduate in political science and was with the DMK for 36 years and he switched positions to the BJP and is presently the party-state vice president.
He has been the Vice President of the Puducherry State Olympic Association and was the President of the Puducherry state Ball Badminton Association and Puducherry State Net Ball Association.The senior leader was also the President of the Puducherry State Milk Producers Union.