Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Former Minister and Deputy Speaker in undivided Andhra Pradesh N.Md.Farooq was unanimously elected Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council here today.
He succeeded A.Chakrapani whose term ended after the monsoon session. Farooq was escorted to the podium by the Leader of the House and Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu. The election of Farooq ensured proper representation to Muslim community. The Chairman’s post was highly respected one and the Muslims in the State were happy that it had been given to the leader from their community.
MLC Payyavula Keshav was appointed chief whip. The government also appointed Dokka Manikyala Varaprasad, Buddha Venkanna, P.Ramasubba Reddy and Sharif Mohammad Ahmed as whips.