New Delhi: The Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly D Jayakumar resigned from the post on Saturday. The reason for Jayakumar's resignation was not known yet.

According to sources, Jayakumar resigned with effect from the forenoon of Saturday.

Deputy Speaker P. Dhanapal would perform the duties of the office of Speaker.

Jayakumar, four-time legislator of the Royapuram Assembly Constituency of Chennai, was appointed as the Speaker in May 2011.


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