Hyderabad: The Governor, Mr E S L Narasimhan, has issued orders appointing Mr Singam Basava Punnaiah as Protem Chairman of the Legislative Council on Wednesday. Dr Charkapani has completed his tenure on Tuesday as the Chairman of the Council and as an MLC. Therefore, the Governor appointed Mr Punnaiah as a Protem Chairman. The Deputy Chairman’s tenure was also over.
Mr Punnaiah met the PCC Chief, Mr D Srinivas, at Gandhi Bhavan on Wednesday. Mr Srinivas congratulated Mr Punnaiah by presenting a party ‘Kanduva’ (upper cloth) to him. (NSS)