Bhubaneswar: Tribal leader Sananda
Marandi was on Wednesday unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of Orissa
He became the 18th deputy speaker of the house.
Marandi, representating Baripada reserved constituency
from Mayurbhanj district, was the lone candidate for the post
which had remained vacant since May, 2011 after L B Himirika
joined the ministry in charge of ST, SC and OBC development
The tribal BJD leader had filed his papers for the
deputy speaker`s post yesterday.
"I am grateful to the party leader who selected me for
the post. I will try to maintain dignity of the deputy-
speaker`s chair," Marandi told the assembly after assuming