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Jaya thanks Modi for Thambi Durai's election as Dy LS Speaker

PTI  Chennai, August 13, 2014
First Published: 18:59 IST(13/8/2014) | Last Updated: 19:03 IST(13/8/2014)

Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support in ensuring the unanimous election of her party MP M Thambidurai as deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha.

Jayalalithaa spoke to Modi over the phone and "Thanked him for his support in ensuring the unanimous election" of Thambidurai as deputy speaker, a state government release here said.

She has also sent a letter to the Prime Minister in this regard, it added.

67-year-old Thambidurai, leader of AIADMK parliamentary party, was elected to the post for the second time, after a motion, moved by home minister Rajnath Singh and seconded by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj supporting him, was carried by voice vote amid thumping of desks from all sides.


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