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AIADMK MLA Venkataraman Sworn in

Published: 20th May 2014 06:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2014 06:00 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

CHENNAI: AIADMK leader V N P Venkataraman, who won the Alandur bypoll, was today sworn in as the Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.        

He was sworn in the presence of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal at the Secretariat here.    

With the election of Venkataraman, the strength of AIADMK has gone up to 151 in the 234-member Assembly.  

The bypoll to Alandur, which was necessitated following resignation of former DMDK MLA Panrutty S Ramachandran, who also quit his party to join the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK, was held along with the general elections on April 24.            

Venkataraman defeated his DMK rival R S Bharathy by a margin of 18,708 votes.

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