Virendra Kumar to be Protem Speaker of LS

Virendra Kumar to be Protem Speaker of LS
Virendra Kumar (File)
NEW DELHI, JUN 11 (IANS) | Publish Date: 6/11/2019 11:50:57 AM IST

Former Union Minister and seven-time MP, Virendra Kumar will be the Protem Speaker of the new Lok Sabha which will have its first session from June 17.

Kumar, a senior BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh, will administer the oath to the newly-elected members of the 17th Lok Sabha. In the first term of the Modi government, kumar was MoS for Women and Child Development.

The Protem Speaker is a temporary arrangement till the regular Speaker is elected by the Lok Sabha. Kumar will administer the oath to the new members of the Lok Sabha on June 17 and 18 before the new Speaker is elected on June 19. President Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on June 20.


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