Speaker, Deputy Speaker assume charge
Matter of pleasure that each of them had been elected unopposed.
DMK legislators M. Appavu and K. Pitchandi had been on Wednesday elected unopposed as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively of the sixteenth Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, and so they assumed charge within the House.
As per custom, Leader of the House Duraimurugan and Leader of the Opposition Edappadi K. Palaniswami escorted the Speaker to the historic chair within the makeshift Assembly at Kalaivanar Arangam on Wallajah Salai, Chennai.
Chief Minister M.K. Stalin mentioned it was a matter of pleasure that each of them had been elected unopposed. Several Speakers previously had been from the southern districts, and Mr. Appavu too was from the south, he mentioned, expressing hope that he too would go away a legacy for himself. He mentioned DMK members would face opinions with counter-opinions and their actions wouldn’t be conceited however would honour democracy and traditions of the House. “We are humbled by the victory handed to us by the people of Tamil Nadu. We will be humble and disciplined to protect the decorum and democracy of the House. It should not be misconstrued as weakness,” he mentioned. The Speaker needs to be impartial and stay neutral, he added.
Mr. Duraimurugan thanked the Opposition events for facilitating the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, unopposed. Mr. Palaniswami mentioned the Speaker was for all events within the House and may stay neutral. Quoting former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai, Mr. Palaniswami mentioned the ruling celebration and the Opposition events within the legislature had been like two sides of the coin.
Congress’ J.G. Prince (Colachel), PMK’s G.K. Mani (Pennagaram), BJP’s Nainar Nagendran (Tirunelveli), VCK’s Sinthanai Selvan (Kattumannarkoil), MDMK’s T. Sadhan Thirumalai Kumar, CPI’s T. Ramachandran (Thalli), CPI(M)’s V.P. Nagaimaali (Kizhvelur), Manithaneya Makkal Katchi’s M.H. Jawahirullah (Papanasam), E.R. Eswaran (Thiruchencode), Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi’s T. Velmurugan, Puratchi Bharatham’s M. Jagan Moorthy (Kilvaithinankuppam) additionally hailed the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
In his reply, the Speaker mentioned he hoped to dwell by the expectations of the House and would honour its traditions. He hoped that he is not going to should reprimand any member of the House throughout his tenure within the subsequent 5 years. The Chair later adjourned the House sine die.