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MP Virendra Kumar to be Pro-Tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

Virendra Kumar, a seven-time BJP MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh is chosen as the pro tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.
MP Virendra Kumar to be Pro-Tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

Details:

  • He is likely to be administered the oath of office at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 17th, the day when newly elected Lok Sabha commences its first session.
  • On the first two days, the new MPs will take the oath.
  • The election for the speaker will be on June 19th.

About Virendra Kumar:

  • He was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996.
  • He became a member of the Standing Committee on Labour and Welfare.
  • He served as a member and chairman of various committees.
  • He has a Ph.D. and started his political career in 1977.
  • He became the convener of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh.
  • He served a prison sentence of 16 months under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) in protest against the imposition of Emergency when he was associated with RSS.
  • He was a minister of state in the previous Modi government.

Definition of Pro Tem Speaker:

  • After the general election and formation of a new government, a list of senior Lok Sabha members prepared by the Legislative Section is submitted to the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.
  • He then selects a pro tem speaker.
  • The appointment must be approved by the President.

Question:

Q. Who is chosen as the pro tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha?
a. Raghav Kumar
b. Virendra Kumar
c. Suresh Kumar
d. Vinod Kumar
MP Virendra Kumar to be Pro-Tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha MP Virendra Kumar to be Pro-Tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha Reviewed by Neha on June 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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