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President Droupadi Murmu Appoints BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as Pro-Tem Speaker

President Droupadi Murmu appointed BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha on Thursday. “President is pleased to appoint Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab, Member, Lok Sabha as Speaker Protem under Article 95(1) of the Constitution to perform the duties of Speaker till election of the Speaker,” Union Minister Kiren Rijiju posted on […]

President Droupadi Murmu Appoints BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as Pro-Tem Speaker
President Droupadi Murmu Appoints BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as Pro-Tem Speaker

President Droupadi Murmu appointed BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

“President is pleased to appoint Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab, Member, Lok Sabha as Speaker Protem under Article 95(1) of the Constitution to perform the duties of Speaker till election of the Speaker,” Union Minister Kiren Rijiju posted on Twitter.

Additionally, Rijiju announced, “The President is also pleased to appoint Shri Suresh Kodikunnil, Shri Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste and Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Members of Lok Sabha under Article 99 of the Constitution to assist Speaker Protem in Oath/Affirmation to newly elected Members of 18th Lok Sabha till election of the Speaker.”

Bhartruhari Mahtab, an experienced parliamentarian, will oversee the initial proceedings of the newly elected Lok Sabha, including administering the oath or affirmation to its members, until a Speaker is elected.

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