Padma Devender Reddy becomes first Deputy Speaker in Telangana

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Hyderabad, Jun 12: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) legislator M Padma Devender Reddy on Thursday became first Deputy Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly.

With opposition parties not fielding any candidate, the 45-year-old law graduate and two-time MLA was declared elected to the post.

Padma, who defeated actor-turned-politician Vijayashanti in Medak constituency in the recent Assembly elections, later assumed charge as the House took up discussion on the motion of thanks for the Governor's address.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and members cutting across party lines congratulated her.


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