P DHANAPAL

  • P Dhanapal elected Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker October 10, 2012

    Chennai: Ruling AIADMK's nominee P Dhanapal was on Wednesday unanimously elected as Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, the first Dalit to be elected to the post in 50 years. Pro-Tem Speaker C K Tamizharasan announced that Dhanapal was unanimously elected as he was the only candidate to have filed...
  • Dhanapal all set to be elected Tamil Nadu Speaker October 9, 2012

    Chennai: With no party choosing to contest his candidature, AIADMK nominee P Dhanapal is all set to be elected as Speaker of his party dominated Tamil Nadu Assembly, election for which is scheduled on Wednesday. The Rasipuram (SC) legislator will be the first Dalit Speaker to occupy the Chair after...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker resigns September 29, 2012

    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...