VIJAYAWADA: Former minister Tammineni Sitaram was on Friday selected for the post of Speaker of the AP Legislative Assembly.
Tammineni, MLA from Amadalavalasa constituency in Srikakulam district, hails from Kalinga community, which is numerically strong in the district. Immediately after the conclusion of the YSRC Legislature
Party meeting on Friday, party president and AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy informed Seetaram about the proposal to elect him as Speaker.
Expressing happiness over the party president’s decision, Seetaram said that he would discharge his responsibilities as Speaker with dedication and will keep the trust reposed in him by the Chief Minister.
“I am confident of doing justice to the high office and will strive to uphold the dignity and decorum of the House. I will conduct the business of the House in a dignified manner with cooperation from members of both the ruling and opposition parties,’’ he said.
Thanking the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister for choosing him for the Speaker’s post, Tammineni, describing his appointment as a jewel in the crown of Kalinga Seema, said the news would be received with happiness by people of all Backward Classes in the State.