16th LS to begin from 4th June
After the new members take oath on 4th June and 5th, the Speaker will be elected on the next day.The Rajya Sabha will commence from 9th June after the joint sitting.
Senior Congress MP Kamal Nath will be the Pro-tem Speaker who will administer the oath to the new members.
He will be assisted by a panel of Chairmen, consisting of Arjun Charan Sethi (BJD), Purno A Sangma (National People’s Party) and Biren Singh Engti (Congress).
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu made the announcements on Thursday after a meeting of the Union Cabinet which deliberated on the Parliament session.
“We are studying various precedents while discussing the issue. There is still time to take that call,” Naidu said when asked whether Congress would be given the post of the Leader of Opposition despite it not having the requisite numbers.
“We have not zeroed in on anyone. We don’t want to zero in anyone,” he said when asked whether any name has been shortlisted for the post of the Speaker.