AIADMK legislators D. Jayakumar and P. Dhanapal were on Friday unanimously elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 14th Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Pro-tem Speaker C.K. Thamizharasan announced the election of the two after which he said his term had come to an end.
Mr. Jayakumar, AIADMK MLA from Royapuram, was led to the Speaker’s chair by Leader of the House, Finance Minister O. Panneerselavam and Leader of the Opposition Vijayakanth, keeping to the custom.
Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK floor leader M.K. Stalin were among those present on the occasion.