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BJP MP Virendra Kumar to be pro-tem speaker of Lok Sabha

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 June 2019, 13:43 IST
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BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh Virendra Kumar will be the pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha, official sources said Tuesday.

Kumar, 65, is a seven-term member of Parliament and won the Lok Sabha polls from Tikamgarh. As pro-tem speaker, he will preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha and administer the oath of office to the newly elected MPs.

The first session of the newly-constituted 17th Lok Sabha will be held from June 17 to July 26. As pro-tem speaker, Kumar will also oversee the election of the Lok Sabha speaker. Kumar was a minister of state in the previous Modi government.

-PTI

First published: 11 June 2019, 13:43 IST
 
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