INDIA bloc may contest for Lok Sabha Speaker’s post if…

Opposition parties may nominate a candidate for Speaker in the 18th Lok Sabha if the Deputy Speaker's post is not allocated, as reported by India Today. The election for the Speaker is scheduled for June 26, with Om Birla being the Speaker in the 17th Lok Sabha.

Sanchari Ghosh
Updated16 Jun 2024, 02:05 PM IST
The election for the 18th Lok Sabha Speaker is scheduled for June 26.
The election for the 18th Lok Sabha Speaker is scheduled for June 26.(AFP)

If the Deputy Speaker's post is not allocated to the opposition parties, they may nominate a candidate for Speaker in the 18th Lok Sabha, a India Today report cited. Previously, the BJP's Om Birla was Speaker in the 17th Lok Sabha, with the Deputy Speaker's office remaining vacant.

Birla was elected as the speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha in June 2019, following a motion for election moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Birla was fielded from Kota by the BJP, and he bagged the Parliamentary seat with a margin of over 41,139 votes.

The election for the post of Lok Sabha speaker is to be held on June 26, an official statement from the Lok Sabha said on Thursday.

"In pursuance of sub-rule (1) of Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure and conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, the President has been pleased to fix Wednesday, the 26th June, 2024, for holding the election to the office of speaker, Lok Sabha", read the official release.

The opposition's INDIA bloc gained 233 seats, marking a resurgence. Despite this, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) formed the government for a third consecutive term but faced losses in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana. Both NDA and INDIA are keen on speaker;s post as it symbolises strength and control over the legislative process in the Lok Sabha

Meanwhile, the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha will be held from June 24 and conclude on July 3 for oath/affirmation of newly elected Members, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday.

President Droupadi Murmu will address a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on June 27.

The last session of the 17th Lok Sabha (Budget session) was held between January 31 and February 10, 2024. The 264th Session of Rajya Sabha will also commence on June 27 and conclude on July 3, the minister said.

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First Published:16 Jun 2024, 02:05 PM IST
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