29 June 2016 Current Affairs: CPI's V Sasi was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the 14th Kerala Assembly.
While Sasi polled 90 votes, opposition UDF candidate I C Balakrishnan garnered 45 votes in the voting held in the assembly.
Four members were absent, including BJP's lone member O Rajagopal, and one vote was declared invalid.Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan did not exercise his franchise.
Sasi, the two-time MLA from Chirayankeezhu constituency in the Assembly, was earlier a member of the Travancore Devaswom Board.
The CPI(M) headed LDF has a strength of 92 in the 141 member Assembly, including the nominated Anglo-Indian member, John Fernandez.
Congress led UDF has 47 members, BJP has one and P C George is an Independent MLA.
V Sasi : He belongs to Communist Party of India and represents Chirayinkeezhu constituency. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of National Textile Corporation and Coir Board, Kerala.He is Chairman, Kerala Agriculture Workers Welfare Fund Board (2006-2009).He also Member of Travancore Deveaswom Board.