Senior BJP member and MP of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is unanimously elected as the sixteenth speaker of Lok Sabha. She is the second woman who will take the oath as a speaker after Mira Kumar.
Before the end of the parliamentary session only Sumitra Mahajan’s name was announced for the post of a speaker. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu were once suggested her name. Congress party leader Mallikarjun Kharge, IDMK’s M. Thambidurai, Sudip Banerjee of Trinamool Congress and Party Supreme of Socialist party Mulayam Singh Yadav supported the proposal. Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi also supported the proposal with everyone else in the parliament by striking hand in the table.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the speech after electing the Prime Minister. He congratulated the new Lok Sabha speaker and said it’s a great for a woman being elected as the speaker. He continues to represent the largest democracy in the world. Prime Minister also said, there are at least 315 new faces in this Lok Sabha. It’s an opportunity to form a new history maintaining the tradition. Continue reading