States Current Affairs - 2019
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Congress legislator and deputy speaker N Shakthan was elected as the new speaker of the Kerala Assembly on 12 March 2015.
It was announced by Pro-tem Speaker Dominic Presentation. Shakthan defeated CPI (M) candidate P. Aysha Potty by 74 to 66 votes.
N Shakthan will replace G. Karthikeyan who had died on March 8, 2015. Prior to speaker election, he had resigned as Deputy Speaker of the Assembly on 10 March 2015.
About N Shakthan
- Shakthan is incumbent Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A) from Kattakada constituency in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.
- He belongs to Nadar community, a powerful segment in Southern Kerala, particularly in Thiruvananthapuram district.
- Shakthan had started his political career through trade union in Kerala. He was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly for first time as an Independent candidate in 1982 from Kovalam constituency.
- Later he represented Congress party and was re-elected to the state assembly in 2001 and 2006 from Nemom constituency and in 2011 from Kattakada constituency. He was Minister for Transport from 2004-06.
Former Maharashtra Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) Sadashivrao Mandlik passed away in Mumbai. He was 83.
He was elected four-time as MP from Kolhapur Constituency and had served as a member in the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha. Prior to 15th Lok Sabha elections, Sadashivrao Mandlik had represented Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), but in 15th Lok Sabha he was elected as independent member.
Mandlik also was the member of Maharashtra legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms in 1985, 1990 and 1995 and represented Kagal constituency.
In 1993, Mandlik was Minister of State (MoS) for Irrigation, Education & Resettlement in the Maharashtra government.