Puducherry Jan 29 (PTI): The Union Home Ministry has nominated vice-president of the Puducherry unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) T Vikraman as member of the territorial Assembly.
A communication, received by the territorial administration to this effect, was issued by Additional Secretary to the Union Home Ministry.
A top official of the administration told PTI on Friday that a notification relating to the nomination would be published in an extraordinary issue of the state Gazette.
The nomination of Vikraman is to fill the vacancy caused by the death of treasurer of the local unit of the BJP K G Shankar on January 17.
With this, the strength of the nominated members of the BJP in the Assembly has been restored to three.
The nomination has been done as per provisions of Section 3 (3) of the government of Union Territories Act 1963. PTI COR NVG NVG