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.