President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday, sworn in seven-term member of Parliament Virendra Kumar as the Protem Speaker of Lok Sabha.
BJP MP Virendra Kumar will oversee the oath-taking of newly elected Lok Sabha members on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, as soon as a new speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha is elected, his role will cease to exist.
Lok Sabha Protem Speaker Kumar, 65, won the Lok Sabha election from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh on a BJP ticket. He was a minister of state in the previous BJP government.
As pro-tem speaker, Virendra Kumar will preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha and administer the oath to the newly elected MPs.
The first session of the newly constituted Lok Sabha will be held from June 17 to July 26.
Source: DD News