Special Correspondent

Election of Deputy Chairman will be held on July 24

July 23 is last date for submission of nominations

HYDERABAD: Notification for election of Deputy Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council was issued here on Friday.

Making an announcement in the House, Council Chairman A. Chakrapani said election of the Deputy Chairman would be held on July 24. The last date for submission of nomination papers is July 23.

With majority in the 90-member House belonging to the Congress, it is expected to be a smooth sailing for the party nominee.

The Congress party has already announced the name of party MLC Mohammed Jani for the post. Congress circles are confident that the election would be unanimous affair given the numerical strength of the ruling party in the Council.

However, sources maintained that Mr. Mohammed Jani, who aspired for the Chairman’s post was reluctant to contest the election but may bow the party diktat to contest the election.