Itanagar: Congress legislator Jomde Kena
was elected on Thursday as the Deputy Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly.
Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong announced Kena`s name as
the lone candidate for the post to file nomination, during the
day-long special session of the assembly here Thursday morning.
Kena filed three sets of nomination papers on Wednesday
for the post which was lying vacant since November 17
following resignation of Tapang Taloh.
Taloh was inducted as Industries, Textile, Handloom
and Handicraft Minister in Nabam Tuki-led council of ministers
on November 16.
Kena, who represent Likabali constituency of West
Siang district, was first elected to the assembly in 2004.
He was re-elected to the assembly from the same
constituency in 2009.
He served as parliamentary secretary for IT, Science &
Technology and Tourism under Dorjee Khandu and Jarbom Gamlin