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MLAs Take Oath

Published: 05th September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

Rangasamy

PUDUCHERRY: V Bhalan and  J Ayyanar of AINRC and M Visweswaran, State president of the BJP, who were appointed as  nominated MLAs to the Territorial Assembly took oath of office on Thursday.

Speaker V Sabapathy administered the oath  to the new members at a function held in his chamber in the Legislative Assembly in presence of Chief Minister N Rangasamy and his Cabinet colleagues.

With this, the Assembly would function with its full strength of 33.

The strength of  ruling AINRC has gone up to 17 and enjoys the  support of  a BJP member and an independent member. The Opposition Congress has seven, AIADMK has five and DMK two. There was rejoicing among the supporters of the MLAs, particularly among the BJP  who now have a member in the Assembly after eight years.

The nominated legislators are entitled to receive all rights and benefits on a par with elected MLAs.

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