Chennai: In a surprise development, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker D Jayakumar resigned from his post on Saturday. Jayakumar, elected from Royapuram in Chennai, resigned from office with immediate effect, an official communique said.
The communique did not assign any reasons. The functions of the Speaker would now be performed by Deputy Speaker P Dhanapal.
Jayakumar, an advocate, became Speaker after the AIADMK led by Jayalalithaa stormed back to power in May last year. More details on the incident are awaited.
01:38 PM, Sep 29, 2012
Chennai: Maintaining that due procedure was followed in suspension of opposition leader Vijayakanth of DMDK from the House, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker D Jayakumar on Wednesday slammed DMK President M Karunanidhi for charging that the action showed ruling AIADMK's "anti-democratic rule." The action of Vijayakanth, making some gestures at the ruling benches in the course of a heated exchange with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the House last week, was...
05:21 AM, Feb 09, 2012