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Achuthanandan, other MLAs take oath in Kerala

Pro Tem Speaker VJ Thankappan administered oath to members, including Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 18:35 IST

Members elected to the 12th Kerala assembly took oath on Wednesday, ahead of the election of the speaker, slated for Thursday.

Pro Tem Speaker VJ Thankappan administered oath to the members, including Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan, his cabinet colleagues and former chief minister Oommen Chandy.

The LDF, which won 98 seats in the 140-member house, has proposed former minister K Radhakrishnan of CPI(M) as Speaker of the house.

If the UDF opts for a contest, election to the post would be held on Thursday.

First Published: May 24, 2006 18:35 IST